Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
This BSA award recognizes outstanding service by an adult individual or by an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. It is named in honor of Civil Rights Activist, Whitney Moore Young Jr., who worked with and ran local branches of the National Urban League before becoming its head in 1961. He was responsible for greatly expanding the size of the organization while overseeing the racial integration of corporate workplaces. I am honored to have received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award.
Heart of Virginia Council 2021 Eagle Project of the Year Award
For my Eagle Project, I planned and installed a playground at the Anna Julia Cooper School, which provides full-tuition scholarships to K-8th grade students of limited economic resources from Richmond’s East End. I chose AJC for my project because they empower students and graduates to change the trajectory of their lives by helping them develop self-confidence, strength of character, and strong academic skills. AJC students set their sights on success in high school and college, opening the door to a promising and hopeful future. The playground structures and open areas have expanded the possibilities for outdoor entertainment, and they are being well-utilized by the school in their effort to help students reach their full potential.
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF MY EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
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2017 Fundraising Video
2018 Fundraising Video