Since 1996, THE ANNUAL YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS has served as YouthUSA's flagship capacity building program.  Every successful application begins with an American citizen, age 7-24, and a caring adult Community Asset Manager (CAM), age 25 and older. 

The online application supports a Community Asset Manager committed to engaging the applicant in his or her own Positive Youth Development Once approved by a parent or guardian, any caring adult can serve as a Community Asset Manager (CAM) by logging in and completing the online application with the youth applicant.