Peace Builder Youth Awards

Peace Builder Youth Awards

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WHO: Young people are doing spectacular things every day right in their own communities – their school, their church, their neighborhood – or even taking action that impacts the greater national or world community around them.  We want to uplift and recognize young people who express a desire to make the world a better, more peaceful place.  Whether an individual or a team, we want to show these young people that their efforts are valued, and encourage them to continue taking action that will positively impact their world.  These are people who have a vision and a plan of action 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 all qualify.
  • All nominees will be recognized at a Peace Builder Youth Award Celebration held at Rockford University on September 18th at 5:00 pm.  Nominators, nominees and parents are guests at the Celebration.
  • The 2019 Peace Builder Youth Award recipient will be announced at the Celebration.
  • Winners and nominees will be featured on the http://Connect2Peace.org
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

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.”

PEACE BUILDER YOUTH AWARD NOMINATION

  • 1. What was the purpose of the project? Include the role of the nominee(s) in the project.
  • INCLUDE AT LEAST 5 PHOTOS that show your nominee/group in action along with this nomination form. Email photos to: Lutz5862@yahoo.com or connect2peacerockford@gmail.com. These photos will be used to make a video of all nominees at the Peace Builder Youth Award celebration on September 18 at Rockford University.
  • DEADLINE: Submit nominations online at http://Connect2Peace.org or email to connect2peacerockford@gmail.com, no later than 5 p.m. on August 31, 2019 . Questions - Call Lois Lutz at 815-621-7742. or to gmail address above. If you prefer you may (USPS)mail the application to Lois Lutz, 5862 Gables Drive, Loves Park, IL 61111,