The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2012 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan.17.
The Young Dreamers Awards honor two emerging or proven young adult city residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who otherwise might have been overlooked, ignored, or disadvantaged.
Honored this year are the Rev. Russell May, 32, a co-founder of Anthony’s Plot, a community ministry in the Sunnyside area; and Kenyetta Richmond, 40, a Victim Advocate/Outreach Specialist in the Safe Relationships Division at Family Services Inc.
The Human Relations Commission established the Young Dreamers Award in 2009 to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic, altruistic community involvement that is in the spirit of how Martin Luther King Jr. lived and encouraged others to live.
Profiles of the Young Dreamer Award recipients [pdf/1p]