Vote for Yasmine Arrington for 2023 CNN Hero of the Year
November 1, 2023
Congratulations to Yasmine Arrington (Leading with Conviction™ 2019) on being named a 2023 CNN Hero! As one of this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes, Yasmine will receive a $10,000 prize for her work to help children of incarcerated parents through her nonprofit, ScholarCHIPS, and is in the running to receive an additional $100,000 as CNN Hero of the Year. Through December 5th, you can cast your vote for Yasmine as CNN Hero of the Year.
The CNN Hero of the Year will be revealed live during “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” hosted by Anderson Cooper on Sunday, December 10, starting at 8pm ET. All honorees will receive a grant along with organizational and capacity-building support from The Elevate Prize Foundation and will also participate in the foundation’s annual Make Good Famous Summit in Miami.
“My father has been in and out of jail and prison my entire life. I began to do research, and I learned that there’s so many other people that are kind of my age experiencing what I’m experiencing.”
“Growing up, Yasmine Arrington knew firsthand the challenges that came with having an incarcerated parent.
“‘My father has been in and out of jail and prison my entire life,’ she said. ‘I began to do research, and I learned that there’s so many other people that are kind of my age experiencing what I’m experiencing.’
“When she was 16, she created the nonprofit ScholarCHIPS – with CHIPS as an acronym for Children of Incarcerated Parents – to help young people like herself with scholarships, mentoring and a network of support.
“The organization has since awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and other aid and supported more than 80 scholars working toward their college degrees. New scholars join the program each year.”