Kidsbridge, the advisory commission of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education have announced the nomination process for the fifth annual Youth Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Award.
Mercer County superintendents, fourth-12th grade school principals, fourth-12th grade teachers and guidance counselors, and members of the Mercer County Board of Rabbis are invited to nominate a student who has generated awareness, empathy, and action for Holocaust and/or genocide education.
In 2006, on the campus at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, Kidsbridge opened a museum on tolerance and prejudice which, since 2014, has been located at the Ewing Senior & Community Center. Kidsbridge provides discussions on bullying, bystander behavior, genocide, name-calling, diversity appreciation, sensitivity to the disabled, and empowerment. Kidsbridge aims to create UPstanders who will promote mutual respect, nonviolence, and cooperative citizenship.
A team of independent judges from the community and representatives from the advisory commission will select the winners, who will receive certificates, books, and gift cards.
Winners and their schools will be notified by May 15. Winning students, family members, and nominators will be honored guests at the Holocaust commission/Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide annual conference on Tuesday, June 2, at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor.
For application materials, call Kidsbridge at 609-581-0239 or visit kidsbridgemuseum.org. Applications must be received by Thursday, April 30.