Awards & Recognition

      • World of Children Award
        The World of Children® Award improves the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide. Since 1998, they’ve invested $7 million in cash grants and program support.

Nicholas is the recipient of the 2015 Youth Award for his work providing “shoes for dignity.”


    • PB Teen Extraordinary Teen
      In the summer of 2015, PB Teen ran a contest to find stellar teens in the US who are working to make the world a better place. Nicholas was selected for “helping homeless kids put their best foot forward.”
    • Caring Awards
      On October 18 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nicholas received the prestigious Caring Award from the Caring Institute, located in Washington, D.C. He was one of 6 youth recipients. The 2014 Caring Award honorees celebrated their successes with Caring Institute founder, Val J. Halamandaris and former Caring Award winner Alfredo J. Molina at the Montelucia Hotel in Paradise Valley. Mr. Molina chaired the Arizona Caring Awards Host Committee to honor this special group of winners who embody selfless service to those in need.

    • Peace First Prize- Peace First
      Nicholas was one of 10 young people, ages 8-22 from the US to receive an inaugural Peace First Prize and Fellowship for their peacemaking efforts.  The prize includes $50,000 to the advancement of his cause, as well as a mentoring and fellowship program for the next 2 years.
    • 2013 Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Award
    • 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award 
    • 2013 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award
    •  2013 Make A Difference Day National Honoree 
    • 2013 Global Teen Leader We Are Family Foundation
    • 2013 Kohl’s Cares Regional & National Winner 
    • 2013 Youth Service Challenge Award 
    • 2012 Build-A-Bear Huggable Hero
    • 2012 Farm Rich Kids Who Give
    • 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community 
    • 2012 Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Level
    • 2011 Jefferson Award for Public Service
    • 2011 Hasbro Community Action Hero
    • 2011 Rainbow Award- Street Sights Magazine
    • 2011 Youth Leader Award- Women’s Center of RI