Seattle Center, in partnership with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, is seeking nominations for young people and youth organizations in Seattle that have led the way in promoting peace, preventing youth violence, and promoting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award recognizes and celebrates leadership in these areas to help prepare young people to engage in the struggle against poverty, racism, war, and violence.
Nominees must be age 12 to 17 and live or go to school in Seattle. Organizations serving those youth can also be nominated. The review committee will consider nominees or nominated organizations that promote and demonstrate peace and/or youth violence prevention and exemplify the spirit of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 19. The award will be presented at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration on Jan. 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Seattle Center House.
All nominees will be contacted by Dec. 31 and invited to attend the awards ceremony. Nominees will be recognized for their service, and award recipients will receive an award of $100.
Anyone may submit nominations.
Nomination forms must be typed and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to MLK Award Nominating Committee, Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. ♦
For more information, please visit www.youthinitiative.seattle.gov or call 206-233-7915.