Awards & Honors

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain

Ana Dodson and Peruvian Hearts have been featured in various publications including:

  • People Magazine
  • The Denver Post
  • Rocky Mountain News
  • Canyon Currier
  • Girls’ Life
  • American Girl Magazine
  • Weekly Reader
  • National Geographic for Kids
  • The Voice
  • Time for Kids
  • Le Monde for Adolescents (France)
  • Lip Gloss for Teens
  • YourHub

Some of the awards and honors Ana and Peruvian Hearts have received are:

  • November 2011, Keynote Speaker at PeaceJam Slam, Denver, CO
  • April 2010, Violet Richardson Award, Soroptimists, Denver, CO
  • October 2009, Caring Award, Caring Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • July 2009, Panel Speaker at Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO
  • September 20, 2009, Guest Speaker at Journey for Hope Concert, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Golden, CO
  • August 2008,  People Magazine ‘Heroes Among Us’
  • March 2008,  BR!CK Awards Finalist, New York, NY –
  • September 21, 2007, Panel Speaker at the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, New York, NY
  • August 2007, CNN Heroes 
  • February 2007, Kids with Heart Award, Littleton, CO
  • January 2007, E-Town “E-chievement Award”, Boulder, CO
  • September 2006, Guest Speaker at PeaceJam with Nobel Laureate Betty Williams, Denver, CO
  • September 2006, Stop Child Poverty Youth Ambassador – GVN Foundation
  • June 2006, Paul Harris Award, Evergreen Rotary Club, Evergreen, CO
  • October 2005, Inducted into the Kids Hall of Fame, Washington D.C.
  • September 2005, Gloria Barron Young Hero Award, Denver, CO
  • May 2005, Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Washington D.C. (Ana selected as one of the top 10 youth service volunteers in the U.S.)
  • 2003-2004, Kids Who Care Award, Denver, CO – 9 News

Visit Media & Press to see other organizations and publications that have highlighted Peruvian Hearts’ work.

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