How can you drive change that inspires kindness and builds meaningful connections in your community?

We want to hear from you!

Applications due APRIL 8TH!



Apply today to be part of the Call for Kindness! Join a nationwide movement to lead with kindness and build stronger communities and a better world. At Riley’s Way, we value kindness, empathy, connection-making and leadership. We approach everyone as a potential friend and celebrate bringing people together with the Call for Kindness, Riley’s Way gives young people across the country the support and resources they need to envision change and to achieve it.

The Project

We’re asking you to embody Riley’s Way values to design a project that inspires kindness, strengthens your community, and brings people together. Working with your school or a nonprofit partner, you can submit a brand new idea or tell us how you want to improve or expand an existing teen-led initiative.


The Prize

Riley’s Way will award up to $3,000 to 15 teen-led projects. You will join a cohort of fellows from across the country and participate in our Riley’s Way Kind Leadership Series, learning from experts and each other.


The Process/Timeline

● Click here to start. You can submit a written or video application, and you can submit individually or with a group of peers. All applicants will need to have an adult mentor sign-on to their project and confirmation of support from their school or nonprofit partner. Complete applications are due at 11:59pm EST on March 31st, 2020. We’ve extended the deadline! Completed applications are due at 11:59pm EST on APRIL 8, 2020!

● Our judges (made up of teens and adults) will review the applications. Projects will be judged on how they embody Riley’s Way values, their feasibility, need, and impact. Click here for the judging rubric.

● We will announce the winners on May 6, 2020, in honor of Riley Sandler’s birthday.

We can’t wait to hear how you respond to the #CallForKindness!

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Full Rules of the Contest

Click here to view the judging rubric

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions