The Unity Awards
The Unity Awards are presented by:
The Faces of Change — The Youth Advisory Boards of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
The Unity Awards ceremony, first held in 2015, is an evening of celebration to gather and recognize those who have made a positive impact by addressing and preventing bullying — whether it’s building awareness of bullying prevention, inspiring and empowering others to take positive action, or advocating for those who need support.
Nominations come in from around the country and have included teachers who have touched the lives of students, individuals or groups who have been active in their communities, and those who simply made someone feel that they were not alone.
The 2017 Unity Awards will be held in Thursday, May 25th at the Bloomington Civic Plaza in Bloomington, Minn., and includes light refreshments, social time, and entertainment.
Everyone is welcome to nominate an individual or a group for this year’s national awards:
- Together Against Bullying
- United for Kindness
- United for Acceptance
- United for Inclusion
Additionally, The Faces of Change Awards are presented to individuals or groups making a difference in Minnesota, where PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is located, and in the Los Angeles area, where NBPC maintains an office.
Past nominations include:
The “United Against Bullying” Award
Awarded for taking action to prevent and change an attitude or behavior that physically or emotionally hurts, harms, or humiliates someone.
The “United for Kindness” Award
Awarded for demonstrating outstanding act(s) of being helpful to others.
The “United for Acceptance” Award
Awarded for looking beyond the differences of others and celebrating what makes each person unique.
The “United for Inclusion” Award
Awarded for outstanding acts to help others feel like they belong and know that they aren’t alone.
The “Faces of Change” Awards
Awarded to Minnesota students for outstanding acts to make a difference in their communities.
- Notes of Kindness Crew: Students from Rochester, MN learn more about recipient
- Orono High School Unified Club: School Group from Orono, MN learn more about recipient
- Lakeview Elementary Kindness Council: School Group from Lakeville, MN learn more about recipient
- The TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More): School Group from Slayton, MN learn more about recipient