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Posted on: January 17, 2020

"Young Dreamers" To Be Honored

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Human Relations
Jan. 17, 2020

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2020 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan. 21.

The Young Dreamers Award honors 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 Nicole Little, associate attorney with Grace, Tisdale, Clifton; and Sgt. Dwayne Little (no relation), the sergeant in charge of the Community Outreach Unit for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Nicole Little was honored for her work helping those who are underprivileged and under-represented, not only in legal matters, but by assisting with voting rights programs and helping residents in public housing obtain college grants and scholarships.  

Dwayne Little was honored for efforts to revitalize the sheriff’s Community Outreach Unit (formerly Crime Prevention) to include goals of dispelling hate and bias through awareness and education; and for his service as a community volunteer and youth basketball coach.

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.