Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Doris Rosenblum Youth Leadership Awardees

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This year’s recipients of the 2nd Annual Doris Rosenblum Youth Leadership Awards are active members of Strycker’s Bay’s Youth Program, LACASA —Learning Action Center for Academic Success and Achievement and are great leaders in the making:

Zoe Cohen started out as a LACASA volunteer last year and is now a part of the staff. She is responsible for LACASA taking part in Project Cicero’s Annual Non-Profit Book Drive. Hundreds of books were collected and donated through this effort. Zoe is currently organizing a dance at The Ethical Culture Fieldston High School, where she currently attends as a junior, to raise money for LACASA. She plans to attend college in 2010 and pursue a career in child development.

Robert Evan Flores, has been part of the LACASA program since age 9. He is now a freshman at St. Agnes Boys High School. As an intern in our high school program, Evan assists in delivery of lesson plans and providing homework help. He is also responsible for helping to safely escort program participants to LACASA. Evan shows a great deal of dedication, initiative and responsibility for the work he is involved in at LACASA. As one of the youngest interns in our program, Evan has become a confident member of our high school internship team and plans to continue working with us next year.

Frances Irizarry currently in her senior year at The Notre Dame School Francis has just become a part of the LACASA family this year as a high school intern. In a short period of time she has learned to utilize the tools the program offers for her personal growth and development. This has strengthened her ability to succeed in school while learning to deliver lesson plans and help run our science club. Francis holds true the mission of LACASA – work to reach your personal and academic potential. Francis will be attending Long Island University next year and wants to become a marine biologist.

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