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Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Annual Youth of the Year Gala
May 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club will host its’ annual Youth of the Year Gala on May 28th at 6pm at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
Philip Banks III, Chief of Department, NYPD will be featured as the keynote speaker. Byron Pitts, Anchor and Chief National Correspondent for ABC News, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Henrik Slipsager, President & CEO of ABM Industries will be recognized as the Champion of Youth honoree. Special guests include the four youth of the year: Nickesha Williams, Angel Victor, Luz Negron and Husani Vassell. Presently, more than 600 guests are expected in attendance.
Youth of the Year is the national premier recognition program for Boys & Girls Club members. The program celebrates the remarkable lives of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club members who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances. Youth of the Year promotes service to the Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character and life goals.
Serving over 5,000 youth in some of New York City’s most disadvantaged communities, Madison has offers a safe and supportive place where urban youth can come when they are not in school and find support and guidance from caring adults. Madison aims to empower at-risk youth to see past their own circumstances and find the tools necessary to pursue the vast opportunities that lie ahead of them.