Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet

October 9, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Please join us at the 9th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Recognition Banquet on Thursday October 9th, 7pm, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  Given in honor of Whitney M. Young, Jr., the award is presented to volunteers or organizations who had made an outstanding contribution in implementing Scouting opportunities for rural or low-income youth. 

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was a prominent social reformer and civil rights leader. Born July 31, 1922 in Lincoln Ridge, KY, Young earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 1947. In 1954, he became Dean of the Atlanta School of Social Work, serving until 1961. The author of To Be Equal (1964), Beyond Racism (1969), and the recipient of the Presidential Medial of Freedom in 1969, Young worked quietly to imrpove African-Americans' condition in the community and the workplace.

The national Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is designed to recognize those individuals and corporations who have been instrumental in the development of Scouting for rural, urban, and suburban youth who often face challenging barriers. This award recognizes "unsung heroes," those who do exceptional servicee for disadvantaged youth.The mission of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Banquet is to secure community resources in support of the Scouting Program for at-risk youth and to provide experiences that develop self-esteem, character values, and living skills, thereby enhancing the lives of young people in disadvantaged areas of our community.

Contact William Bryant, Senior Development Director, at 770-956-3177 for more information or if you are a volunteer interested in attending.