Roshawn Davis is awarded Youth Leadership Award

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News, Stories | 2 comments

Roshawn Davis is awarded Youth Leadership AwardCongratulations to Roshawn Davis, graduate of Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Independent Living Program, on receiving the California Coalition for Youth Jim Levine Youth Leadership Award!

Informing Roshawn of the honor, Paul A. Curtis the Executive Director of the California Coalition for Youth (CCY) stated “I have personally been very moved by what I have read about you.  Upon graduation from the Transitional Age Youth program you immediately came to be recognized as a leader and someone who will evoke change in the lives of others. As a young person growing up in foster care, you persevered in making a difference in your life and now you are sharing that strength with those you engage in the community you help serve.  You have inspired many people with your story, personal insight and perspective on the foster care system, transitional living, LGBTQ issues and the specific challenges that foster youth and former foster youth face.  Your commitment to helping raise awareness about the specific challenges facing the LGBTQ community is personally very touching and rewarding to read about.”

Roshawn, a Youth Advocate at Hathaway-Sycamores, was nominated for the award by colleagues at the agency. The Awards celebration will take place at the CCY’s Taking Action Conference on Sunday, April 15, 2013. To learn more about the California Coalition for Youth and the conference, please visit their website.

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  1. Ms. Sho' King

    Go Roshawn Go! I AM proud of you. #KeepOnn – Congrats!!

  2. Marcia Spencer

    Roshawn, you have established that a young child have potential based on the responsibilities that you have acquired. Continue to be strong and love yourself. Helping others is a gift and it is great to see that a young individual is willing to be helpful in his community. You are being described as a leader, and that is a great accomplishment. It is so much more resourceful in being a leader than a follower. Continue to make a difference in your community.

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