In the last month, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club held their annual Youth of Year award ceremony and hosted Civil Rights Leader Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker for a discussion on youth finding their legacy. The two events are closely connected to the Club’s mission of educating and empowering youth who give back to their respective communities and we’ll share perspective on those connections in this week’s Salvation Army News Update.
Dove Arceneaux, a senior at Franklin Military Academy was recently awarded the title of 2015 Youth of the Year from The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and in April will compete with other Youths of the Year from their respective clubs across the state to be regional youth of the year. Dove was also on hand at the Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Finding Your Legacy event to present Dr. Walker with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Community Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award and talked to us recently about some of the things she heard and a bit about herself.
And related to Dove’s comments on Club staff seeing leadership in her and through her work with younger kids after school at the Club, comedian Micah White talked about leadership during the panel discussion at the Dr. Walker Finding Your Legacy event.
In addition to education, Dr. Walker also emphasized the role faith played during the Civil Rights Movement and important role it plays in the lives of youth.
There was a ton of other great conversation around leadership, accountability, voting and leaving a positive impact on your community and we encourage you check that out on our website at SalvationArmyCentralVA.org.