Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. Organization Honors Community and Business Leaders

November 22, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. organization will present its first annual Light of Hope Award on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006. The event will be held at the Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. Community Center located at 4700 Aldine Mail Route from 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m. The Light of Hope award recognizes those individuals who exemplify the spirit of community outreach and whose contributions to Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. have allowed the organization to continue empowering the community and changing lives.

The honorees are: Commissioner El Franco Lee, Precinct 1; State Representative Kevin Bailey; Congressman Gene Green; Dr. David Sam, President- North Harris College; Nadine Kujawa, Superintendent- AISD; E. Alan Fritsche, Hamman Foundation; Pastor Jerry Martin, Light Of The World Christian Fellowship; Mark Rome; Bishop Shelton Bady; Harvest Time Church; The Get Together Organization; Aldine Improvement District; Barbara Elliott, President- Center For Renewal; and Variety Children’s Charity of Houston.

“What began as a vision for me sixteen years ago is now a thriving reality,” says Sylvia Bolling, Executive Director and Founder. “A significant portion of our growth is a result of generous and community oriented individuals like our honorees. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the families in our program, we look forward to honoring these individuals and publicly thanking them for positively impacting those we serve.”

In addition to the ceremony, there will be a tree lighting ceremony, holiday program and auction program. Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. was founded in 1990 as a non-profit grassroots organization to empower positive change in the lives of youth and their families through partnerships with businesses, agencies, schools, churches and community volunteers. Today, the organization serves more than 5,000 individuals and their families through twenty two social programs. The Aldine community is a 15-square mile area located in Northeast Harris County. For more information, visit