Peace Builder Youth Awards

Peace Builder Youth Awards

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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.

  • Due to the broad range and possibilities of activities/actions, there are no subcategories of awards; although such things as the mediums of art, poetry, dance, theater, conflict resolution, and community service could certainly qualify.
  • All nominees and winners will be recognized at a Peace Builder Youth Award Celebration. Nominees and their parents would be guests at the Celebration. Awards will be presented to the winners at the Celebration. (If the young person was nominated by someone other than themselves, the writer of the nomination will also be included.)
  • Winners and nominees will be featured on the
Nominee Criteria:
  • Nominee/s must reside within Winnebago County
  • Nominee/s must be under the age of 21
  • Nominee/s project must be completed between Sept. 1. 2018 – August 31, 2019
  • All nominees, along with the announcement of the PBYA will be recognized in the fall of 2019


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.”


  • Please submit 5 pictures, which show your individual/group in action at the time you submit this form. REQUIRED * Photos may be emailed to We will be using these pictures at the Peace Builder Youth Award celebration
  • 1. Why are you nominating this youth? (Brief explanation of project)
  • DEADLINE: Submit nominations no later than 5 p.m. on August 31, 2018. Questions - Email questions to or call Lois Lutz at 815 621 7742 If you prefer you may (USPS)mail the application to Lois Lutz, 5862 Gables Drive, Loves Park, IL 61111