Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Young Leaders for Change Awards

On Saturday December 15th, Newark Youth Court members Kianna George and Sideeq Waziri were presented with the Young Leaders for Change Award by the All Stars Project of New Jersey. The awards are given to young people in the city of Newark or surrounding areas that are actively working to advance the quality of life for youth in the city. Kianna and Sideeq were selected because of their outstanding work during the 2014 Newark Youth Court summer session, and for consistently taking on leadership roles as Youth Court members.

The All Stars Project is a national non-profit organization that uses performance as a means of development to help young people foster success in their lives.  Last year, youth court members, respondents, and staff attended several of the All Stars Project of New Jersey's "Breakthrough Days," a Saturday workshop that gets people of all ages involved in activities based on performance.  Newark Youth Court staff are actively working with the All Stars Project to set up monthly tours for interested respondents and members.

Congratulations to Kianna and Sideeq on this wonderful accomplishment!

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