Office of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan
The team behind Senator Kiko Pangilinan, the senator’s own campaign cry in 2001 for citizens not to rely simply on government, but for they themselves to work on improving their communities. Inspired by Sen. Kiko’s own background as a youth leader, student activist, and young public servant, Team Kiko is involved in different creative undertakings that seek to enhance the role of young Filipinos in nation building. It is a lead organizer of the TAYO and various initiatives that benefit the youth sector.
National Youth Commission
The National Youth Commission (NYC) is the premier youth policy-making body of the Philippine government. Providing a perspective and enthusiasm akin to the Filipino youth, the NYC represents the interests of the Filipino youth in affairs of government.
Apart from this mandate, the NYC aims to celebrate youth volunteerism and best practices sharing and for this reason, it is one of the institutions who have long spearheaded the TAYO search since year one.
Philippine Center of Young Leaders (PCYL) in Governance
Formerly the Philippine Council of Young Political Leaders (PCYPL) Foundation, Inc., PCYL is a non-stock, non-profit organization that helps develop young elected or appointed government officials into competent and responsible leaders through a variety of trainings, applied research, and international exchange programs. It envisions a just, compassionate, and prosperous nation where leaders work to serve the people, earn their trust, and restore their faith in government.
For seven years, PCYL celebrates youth dynamism and leadership potential through TAYO. It shares TAYO’s vision of an empowered citizenry in the face of global crisis.
Department of Social Welfare and Development
DSWD assists local government units, other national government agencies, peoples’ organizations and other members of civil society in the implementation of social welfare development policies, programs, projects and services.
DSWD is an ardent supporter of the TAYO Awards for the past eight years. Through TAYO, it sees active youth organizations as stakeholders in the development of our nation, and not just social welfare beneficiaries.
Ever since Starbucks opened their first store in 1971, they have dedicated themselves to striking a balance between profitability and social conscience. Starbucks continue to believe that the ultimate way to scale the power of the brand is to share the good that they do so that Starbucks and everyone they touch – can endure and thrive. As part of Starbucks’ commitment to minimizing environmental footprint and inspiring others to do the same, they have partnered with TAYO and made started the paperless screening for the search which was implemented in 2011. With the Starbucks Youth Action Grant, they helped to nurture and inspire Filipino youth organizations to engage, lead and create positive solutions for the challenges they see in their local communities.
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