Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Student Essay Contest

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives

Six Young Tutors Win 2018 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are…

High School Honorable Mention

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Academy School Winner – Charles C Ball Academy, San Antonio ISD, Texas

Elementary School Winners – PS94 Kings College School, New York City

See the press release announcement.

See color highlights flier for 2018 (pdf).

See the booklet with all the winning essays from 2018 (pdf).



Six Young Tutors Win 2017 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are…

High School Honorable Mentions

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program booklet with all the winning essays from 2017 (pdf).Elementary School Winners

While not yet in middle school, fifth grade tutors in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program at PS94 Kings College School in New York City wrote their own essays. Below are the top scorers.

See the press release.

See color highlights flier for 2017 (pdf).

See the booklet with all the winning essays from 2017 (pdf).


Six Teens Win 2016 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are:

High School Honorable Mentions 

Middle School Honorable Mentions 

While not yet in middle school, fifth grade tutors in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program PS94 Kings College School in New York City wrote their own essays. Below are the top three scorers.

Read the full news release (2016).
See color highlights flier (2016).
See all the winning essays from 2016.
See the winning elementary school essays from 2016.


Six Teens Win 2015 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are:

High School Honorable Mentions

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Read the full news release (2015).
See color highlights flier (2015).
See all the winning essays from 2015.


Six Teens Win 2014 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are:

High School Honorable Mentions

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Read the full news release (2014).
See color highlights flier (2014).
See all the winning essays from 2014.


Six Teens Win 2013 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are:

High School Honorable Mentions

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Read the full news release (2013).

See color highlights flier (2013).


Six Teens Win 2012 National Essay Contest Awards

The winners are:

High School Honorable Mentions

Middle School Honorable Mentions

Read the full news release (2012).

See color highlights flier (2012).


Young Tutors Win 2011 National Essay Contest Award

The six winners are:

Read the full news release (2011).
See color highlights flier (2011).


Six Students Win 2010 National Essay Contest Award

The six winners are:

Read the full news release 2010.
See color highlights flier (2010).


Texas Students Win 2009 National Essay Contest Award

U.S. winners are:

Read the full news release 2009.
See color highlights flier (2009).