Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area recognized by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for outstanding work in bullying prevention
[Austin, TX]: PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center recently recognized Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area for their contributions to addressing and preventing bullying at the 7th Annual Unity Awards. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area received the United for Acceptance Award for the work they have done to raise awareness on bullying prevention. This group has been celebrating Unity Day for the past 5 years and last year they sponsored a 24-hour walk-a-thon to promote awareness! Staff, club youth, and community members walked two-hour shifts around their local track, going non-stop for 24 hours!
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC) accepted nominations of individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to help address bullying in their community. Nominations came in from across the United States in four national award categories and recipients of the awards were selected by NBPC’s Youth Advisory Board.
“The Unity Awards celebrates the individuals and groups who are helping to make the world a kinder, more inclusive, and more accepting place,” said Julie Hertzog, Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize these inspiring students, educators, and community members.”
The Unity Awards, first held in 2015, is a celebration to recognize those who are helping to create a kinder, more inclusive, and more accepting world—whether it’s by empowering others to take positive action, advocating for those who need support, or sharing acts of kindness that cause a ripple effect in one’s community.
The 2021 Award Recipients will be honored in a virtual celebration. For more information, visitPACER.org/bullying/getinvolved/unity-awards.asp.