The purpose of the Commission on the Status of Children and Youth is to promote connections in our community which empower, enhances and nurture children and youth. One of the Commission’s goals is to celebrate successes of children and youth. The S.W.A.G.G.E.R. (Students Who Act Generously, Grow and Earn Respect) award criteria acknowledge children and youth who have shown commitment to a cause or taken action(s) that has improved their lives and/or the lives of others around them.
Nominations may be made for children and youth in the following four (4) age categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. All nominees and their families are invited to attend a virtual program that will be shared to the CSCY Facebook page on Thursday, November 5th to recognize SWAGGER Award winners and report on the progress of additional youth initiatives, including the Teen Round Table and other upcoming youth initiatives.
CSCY recognizes the extreme emotional, physical and economic impacts felt within the Bloomington community and beyond. This year, the Commission has chosen to recognize area youth for their contributions that extend beyond traditional community service and organizational involvement pertaining to these three categories: aid provided during covid-19, social justice activism, or climate change.
It is amazing what Bloomington youth have been able to accomplish over the past several months. From volunteering for local food service initiatives, organizing peaceful protest to social injustices, advocating for climate change, or simply checking on family or friends who are in high risk groups and most vulnerable to covid-19. We request that nominators be creative in selecting underrecognized youth in our community who are making a difference during this challenging time.
We ask that nominators include a short video describing how the nominee embodies the characteristics of the SWAGGER award through personal growth, generosity, and the development of respect. Please also clearly mention which category the nominee is being recognized for: aid provided during covid-19, social justice activism, or climate change.
This award is for students who live or attend school within the geographical boundaries of Monroe County. Nomination deadline is October 16th.
All nominees will be recognized during the virtual ceremony on November 5th.