This past weekend, Youth In Motion, Inc., acknowledged youth participants for earning their Level II-Bronze Star Insignia and Cooking Merit Badges. The bagdes were obtained from an eight week course where participants completed required leadership and life skills development exercises.
The badges were presented during the Youth Summer Empowerment Forum (YSEF) to recognize and honor students for their achievements.
Participants Ka’Miya Allen was honored with a special plaque for being the first participant to complete the Level II-Bronze Star challenge. Other challenges to follow were the Silver Star, Gold Star, Platinum Star, and the Red Sun Diamond along with other skill merit badges. Each star earned serves as a stepping stone for future leadership and personal growth opportunities. The program culminated with a well deserved luncheon prepared by the participants.
Youth In Motion, Inc. (YIMI) is a non-profit youth empowerment organization created as an after school arts program to help reduce gang violence, bullying, electronic media addiction, and urban decay. The after school youth enrichment organization emphasizes the importance of leadership development, art appreciation, life management skills, team dynamics, organic gardening, and community service. Chartered in 2011, by foundr and activist Khamile L. Ojoyo, its goal and mission promotes togetherness, fairness, preparedness, awareness, and wholeness for youths 10-18 years of age. To register and for more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown l-r are YIMI youth Members and Officers: Asia Hughes-Sgt-at-Arms/COPP, Christa Lang-Vice President, Daisha Hughes-President/COPP, Terrell Fuller-Chair of Council of Past Presidents (COPP), Lae’Lonnie Bethea- Mascot, Ka’Miya Allen-Secretary/COPP, and Quandesha Rodgers-Activities Coordinator