Peace Action Youth Award ’08
Peace Action of Central New York (PACNY) will again present its Peace Action Youth Award this June. The $500 award, funded by Stephanie A. Miner and John F. X. Mannion, will be given to a high school senior in Onondaga County who has shown a devotion and commitment to peace, justice, and conflict resolution. The student should have engaged in activities—through school, place of worship, or community—which demonstrate his or her passion to work on the underlying causes of war, violence, and injustice.
PACNY, part of the largest peace organization in the country, began locally as the Nuclear Weapons Freeze in the early 1980s. It has presented awards to local peace activists for many years, but seven years ago also began offering an award exclusively for high school students. Peace Action hopes the award will help young people to become more aware of the issues of peace and justice locally, nationally and globally.
Applications have been sent to each high school in the county. A description of the student’s peacemaking activities is required, plus a short personal statement and a reference. There is one award winner each year.
To obtain an application, call the Peace Action office at 478-7442. The deadline for application submission is March 21, 2008. Information about PACNY is available at www.peaceactioncny.org.