YRTTF's "I Run This Town" MENTOR EDITION - 2021 Application

How do "You Run This Town?"

You Run This Town Foundation is awarding a $300 mini grant to all youth in L.A. County.

Submit a creative project: example - video up to 2 minutes, musical song, poetry, drawing, powerpoint, or any creative outlet.

TOPIC: Who is your mentor and How have they inspired you? How have they showed leadership, civic engagement, and/or volunteerism in their community.

Application starts Friday, January 1, 2021
Application ends Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9am.

Finalist selection: (3) finalists will be selected by YRTTF Board Members.
Winner selection: Community Members will be able to vote for the winner via website and social media.

- A youth, 14- 24 years old
- A Los Angeles County resident
- Previous winners and applicants may apply every quarter and must submit a new project and application. One application submission per quarter per person. Repeated projects may be submitted the following year, for that specific IRTT topic.
- SAVE THE DATE! All I Run This Town award recipients must attend YRTTF's Dream Big L.A. virtual event in May/June. Date to be announced. Awards, Certificates and Prizes will be presented to all recipients for scholarship, I Run This Town, Read-A-Thon recipients, and much more! Feature keynote speakers, live musical performances, YRTTF Board and Team Members, and an exciting event to celebrate all the phenomenal youths in L.A.!

- Email to team@yrttf.org
- Email subject line: IRTT Mentor - (Youth's First and Last Name)

Application Opens: Friday, January 1, 2021
Application Due Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9am
Finalist Announcement: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12pm
Winner Announcement: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12pm
Email address *
To be considered for the $300 “I Run This Town” award, you must submit (1) this completed application, (2) release form (part of the application), (3) your creative project submissions, and (4) a clean/professional photo of yourself.
1. Applicant Full Name *
2. Full Mailing Address (Street, City, State, & Zip) *
Make sure address is complete and accurate, as it may be used to mail out award to the winner.
3. Daytime Telephone Number *
4. Email Address *
5. Date of Birth *
6. Gender *
7. School / Organization *
8. Grade Level *
9. Ethnicity *
10. Family gross annual income from 2019 Income Tax form 1040 Line #22 *
*If you are UNDER the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian read and sign the following release form. If you are 18 years or OLDER you may sign the release form yourself.
In consideration for allowing the APPLICANT (hereinafter referred to as minor) to participate in the You Run This Town Foundation workshops, programs, and/or events, I the APPLICANT or PARENT/GUARDIAN OF MINOR, acting on behalf of the minor, hereby give, release, and discharge the You Run This Town Foundation, my written permission to copyright or publish all photographs, films, drawings and written material in which the minor appears in and/or have written, while involved in the You Run This Town Foundation programs. I further agree that You Run This Town Foundation may transfer, use or cause to be used, these photographs, films, drawings, and written material for any and all exhibitions, public display, publications, commercials, art and advertising purposes, without limitations, reservations, or any compensation, other than a receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. I hereby represent that I have carefully read and understand the contents of this document and sign the same of my own free will.
Who is signing this form? *
Self or Parent/Guardian's Full Name *
Today's Date *
Signature *
Signature Certification *
Submit your video/project link here.

If no link is available, please email your project to team@yrttf.org ALONG with your clean/professional picture.
Who is your Mentor and how have they inspired you? *
How has your Mentor showed leadership, civic engagement, and/or volunteerism in their community?  *
Video/Project Type (Select your project type(s)) *
Video/Project Link *
Enter N/A if no link is available, and email project and personal photo to team@yrttf.org to complete your submission.
To be considered for the $300 “I Run This Town” award, make sure you've submitted: *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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