Taylor Swift honored by Kennedys

By: Abigail Richards

Taylor Swift may never, ever be getting back together with ex Connor Kennedy, but that doesn’t mean his family doesn’t like her. In fact, the young pop star and country crooner was recently given an award by Connor’s father, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Fox News reports.

Swift was honored by The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights with the Ripple of Hope Award on December 3. The singer was present during the awards ceremony held in New York City to accept her trophy.

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights website reports the Ripple of Hope Award is given out annually to someone with a  “commitment to social change and reflect Robert Kennedy’s passion for equality, justice, basic human rights, and his belief that we all must strive to ‘make gentle the life of this world.”

Past recipients of the award include former President Bill Clinton, Bono, George Clooney and former Vice President Al Gore. Swift is the youngest person to receive the Ripple of Hope Award, according to Fox News.

Just Jared reports Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said Swift was honored with the recognition because her father “believed in the power of the youth.”