GRTY IS HONORED
FOR WORK WITH IMMIGRANTS
The Greater Rockford Temple Youth Group was nominated for the Peace Builder Youth Awards presented by the Rock River Valley Peace Coalition.
The Peace Builder Youth Awards are given annually to honor and recognize the role that young people play in building a more just and peaceful community. This was the second year of the awards, with ten nominations from around the Rock River Valley. The awards were presented September 21 at Rockford University.
Greater Rockford Temple Youth Group was nominated for their work with immigrants. They researched needs, interviewed the director of the Refugee Program at RVC. They spoke at the Shabbat service and wrote an editorial for the Rockford Register Star to inform and motivate people to help. They then collected and donated needed items for refugee families. They didn’t win the award but were proud to be nominated.
Last Sunday, the youth group members were presented certificates by the Rock River Valley Peace Coalition. The Refugee Program knows they have a friend in the youth group. When they needed help supplying a new group of refugees, they contacted Nanci Soriano for more help