FOX19 host joins YMCA in honoring 40 Youth With Character | People
They are 40 of Greater Cincinnati’s truly exemplary role models of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. And they are ALL teenagers. On April 17, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the community joined in celebrating them as YMCA Character Award recipients. The ‘Shine On’ YMCA Character Awards Event was sponsored by Tom Gill Chevrolet and FOX19, and was held at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. It was emceed by FOX19 Morning Xtra Host Tracey Johnson.
The YMCA Character Awards kicked off the Y's celebration of Global Youth Service Day, an international service event celebrating the service contributions of youth, in partnership with YSA, State Farm, and United Healthcare.
Honoree bios can be found at http://learngrowthriveymca.com
As the area’s largest youth and family-focused not-for-profit, the YMCA reinforces character values through assets-based programs and services to more than 143,000 individuals, kids and families annually. Adult mentors encourage young people to be caring, responsible, respectful, and honest through sports, summer camps, structured child and afterschool care, and leadership building programs. Branches offer quality time for families, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active. The Membership for All sliding scale fee structure means everyone, no matter their ability to pay, can always benefit from the YMCA.