: The Jefferson Awards were created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the First Lady with President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard. The goal was to create a Nobel Prize for public and community service. In the first 40 years, the Jefferson Awards has impacted over 40 million lives. Since 2006, the Jefferson Awards began using its history and prestige to become one of the nation's largest activators and inspirers of volunteering with a special emphasis on young Americans. With GlobeChangers we want any student age 25 and under to THINK BIG. We want to work with their passion and create a national or global service project. The opportunity: Become a significant leader for tomorrow. .