The Unity Awards
The Unity Awards are presented by:
The Faces of Change—The Youth Advisory Board of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
The Unity Awards recognize those who have made a positive impact to address and prevent bullying. First held in 2015, nominations have included well-known stories of persons and groups who made a difference on a national scale and also recognized those who simply made someone feel that they were not alone.
The 2017 Unity Awards will be held in late May (date to be determined) at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, Minn. The evening event will honor and celebrate a few of those individuals and groups, in Minnesota and throughout the nation, who have made outstanding contributions to address and prevent bullying—whether it’s building awareness of bullying prevention, inspiring and empowering others to take positive action, or advocating for those who need support.
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