Nominations Sought for ACLU of Hawai‘i Youth Award
August 28, 2009
Award newly expanded to include Hawai‘i youth up to the age of 21.
Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award is now open to local youth up to the age of 21. Nominations are now open for youth who have taken a stand and made a difference on a constitutional or civil liberties issue.
Past Award recipients include students who overcame opposition by school officials to the formation of a Gay Straight Alliance school club, opposed to being “tagged” for electronic tracking at school, organized grassroots protests, and fought for fair application of school uniform policies.
Nominations for the 2009 Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award must be received by 10/16/09.
Nominations can be made by anyone. Self-nominations are also accepted. There is a $1000 first place award, and up to two $500 second place awards.
ACLU of Hawai‘i Director of Outreach Kit Grant said “This award provides needed recognition to inspire and encourage these young civil libertarians who may have experienced opposition in advancing their cause. As our affiliate approaches its 45th year of service statewide, we are especially pleased to expand the award criteria to include youth up to the age of 21. We think there are quite a few youth who care about personal freedoms and go further by taking action to protect them. We want to know who they are and to honor their spirit, conscience and courage.”
Learn more about the Guardians of Liberty and Justice Youth Award and get the nomination form online at www.acluhawaii.org. You can also request a form via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (808)522-5909, or call the ACLU of Hawai“i at (808)522-5900.
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