Embracing the legacy
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes outagainst injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy, 1966
Since 2006, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps has presented extraordinary honorees with the Embracing the Legacy Award each year. This coveted award is one of the country’s most prestigious honors in child welfare and juvenile justice.
The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and honor individuals and organizations whose extraordinary actions have reflected the social values and hopes of Senator Robert F. Kennedy by raising awareness and fighting against injustice and inequity in society which affect children and their families.
The award is given based on an individual's or organization's expression of these values in one or more of the following three ways:
How to Nominate
Each nomination will be reviewed by the Embracing the Legacy Award Committee. The finalists will be notified as soon as the nomination process is complete. The Embracing the Legacy Award is presented to honorees each spring during Embracing the Legacy in Boston, Massachusetts.