The Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Young Dreamers Awards. Nominations are open to the public and must be received by Dec. 4.
The Young Dreamers Awards honor two young adult leaders who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who may have otherwise been overlooked, ignored, or disadvantaged. The awards will recognize a man and a woman.
Nominees must be Winston-Salem residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have done outstanding work in the Winston-Salem community that is in the spirit of how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived and encouraged others to live. Specific examples include fostering positive race relations, vocalizing or acting against an injustice, encouraging inclusiveness among all individuals, embracing those who are perceived as being different, and celebrating religious diversity.
There must be a tangible result from their civic or community work. Nominees cannot already hold leadership (i.e., supervisory or management) positions in their organization. The members of the Human Relations Commission will choose the winners.
Nomination forms are available online or by calling CityLink at 727-8000. All nomination forms must be submitted to the Human Relations Department by Dec. 4. For more information, call CityLink at 727-8000.
Nomination form and information