Help us recognize and champion young voices of tolerance. We’re looking for volunteers to help select this year’s winner of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

The Princeton Club of Southern California awards a $1000 cash prize to a local high school student who has helped improve race relations at his or her school or community.

Over the years, we’ve awarded the Prize to a student at Santee High School in downtown LA, who helped create a “Peace Week” after fights broke out between black and brown students. We’ve awarded the prize to high school students who wrote and performed a multi-cultural puppet show for kids at a domestic abuse shelter after racial tensions emerged. We’ve awarded the prize to a student who started a community service program after he and fellow students were referred to as “towel heads.” Watch the ABC7 story.

Contact Chuck Cummings if you’re willing to help with this year’s process. It involves reading about 20 brief applications, ranking the candidates and participating in an evaluation meeting. We’d also appreciate help planning this year’s awards ceremony.

For more information about the Princeton Prize in Race relations, click here for the Princeton Prize webpage, which also has links to the Princeton Prize Facebook page and YouTube videos.