|PEACE BUILDER YOUTH AWARDS|
|Help Recognize the Youth in Our Community!!!|
|WHO:||Each year spectacular things are initiated by young people, things that develop awareness of a need for action around them: in their school, church, neighborhood or our greater world community. This awareness might lead to an uncommon action taken by a student or group of students. Already there are awards for academic achievement and awards for athletic accomplishments, but there is nothing for youth who express a desire to make the world a better, more peaceful place. These are the young people who have a “vision” and plan an action of some kind that changes the world around them. This is what the Peace Builder Award will recognize.|
|WHAT:||The number of awards will be determined by the Selection Committee, a subset of the Peace Coalition.
ROCKFORD BUILDS THE PEACE PLEDGE
I believe that we must and we can Build the Peace Every Day.
Every Person, in Every Family, School, Community, City and Country.
I believe that my own thoughts, words and actions make a difference.
Therefore from this day forward I commit myself to the United Nations Culture of Peace Pledge: Respect all life; Reject violence; Share with others; Listen to understand; Preserve the planet and Rediscover Solidarity.
We must and we can build a “beloved community.”