New York, NY, September 22, Youth On The Move In The Community, a Harlem-based non-profit organization born out of Abyssinian Baptist Church held their on September 17, 2014 at Harlem Stage in Harlem.
The evening saluted former New York Giant Carl Banks; Gail Marquis, a member of the 1st US Olympic Women’s Basketball team and Silver Medalist; Dr. Lynne Holden-Morrison an advocate, philanthropist and the founder of Mentoring In Medicine; and Youth On The Move’s program Director Elijah Brooks for their athletic accomplishments and work within youth communities. Brooks was honored for his caring and supportive role in providing meaningful competitive sport opportunities and a nurturing environment for the program’s members and families.
Morris McWilliams, President of the Youth On The Move Board of Directors, emphasized that, “Our honorees are an inspiration and gift. They enrich the lives of not only the students in our organization but also the world.”
Carl Banks delivered an important message: “There are hundreds of young adults in our community that could find value in receiving help with developing good sportsmanship, social skills development, job training and practices for healthy living.” Mr. Banks went on to emphasize that “the successful development and growth of the Youth On The Move program that will effectively bridge this gap is community support and sponsorship, and the perseverance of the organization’s dedicated staff and board.”
Youth On The Move In The Community Inc. students served as volunteers for the evening and the fastest woman in the world, Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, was the gracious host and emcee.
Please visit www.youthonthemoveinc.org to learn more about the organization.