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Posted on: January 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] “Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2022 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award.

The Young Dreamers Award recognizes 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 Abrea Armstrong, the president of the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals; and Greizy Beckles, a community volunteer.

Armstrong was honored for her many efforts to expose students to careers options and her work with the Urban League’s Summer Youth Employment program, as well as her efforts to increase voter participation and to raise money for the county foster care program.

Beckles was honored for her lifelong efforts to help others, in elementary school as a volunteer translator, as a long-time volunteer with the Love Out Loud community collaboration, and as an advocate for victims of domestic violence with the Family Justice Center.

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.

Abrea Armstrong Greizy Beckles


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