The Jason Awards event is held annually to recognize individuals, couples, organizations and businesses that exemplify the mission of Children’s Square U.S.A. Jason Award recipients demonstrate an extraordinary degree of Caring, Contribution and Commitment to children, families, communities and related causes. Their lives and work exemplify the Vision, Courage and Will needed to embrace opportunities and challenges in life.
The Jason Award itself is a 14-inch bronze sculpture of a little boy, full of hope and optimism, running “full tilt” toward the future. It was modeled from a photograph taken by Bill Ramsey of a four-year-old Children’s Square student as he ran across the campus. His joy, energy and vitality capture the “spirit of youth” that lies within each Jason Award recipient.