By Department of Neighborhood and Community Services

On June 19, 1865, the last of enslaved Black people living in Galveston, Texas were told the Civil War had ended and all Black people were now free from the bondage of slavery. This date came to be known as Juneteenth and in modern times, became a day to celebrate freedom and resiliency after 246 years of enslavement.

In recognition of Juneteenth, Fairfax County’s Juneteenth Resiliency Award will recognize and celebrate Black resiliency in youth and young adults ages 13-21 who have exhibited true perseverance to strive towards meaningful contributions and outcomes in their lives and/or the lives of others in the Black community.

The 2021 Juneteenth Resiliency Award 

nomination form is available at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/juneteenth

Complete the nomination form by May 18, 2021. 

Nominate young people ages 13-21 who demonstrate courage, resilience and perseverance while remaining dedicated to their dreams and/or service to others in the Black community!