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For nearly 30 years God has faithfully blessed the work of Buttafuoco & Associates to help rebuild the lives of accident, injury and medical malpractice victims.  Because of the Lord's provision, the firm has created YCL as an opportunity to help young Christians be ministers in the marketplace—whether in education, government, law, media, the public and private sectors, science or sports.

Last Month's Winners

Megan Thorpe

Megan Thorpe

Albion Assembly of God, Albion, PA

School / Community Involvement
– National Honor Society, President
– Prayer Group
– International Thespian Society, President
– Student Council, Treasurer
– Lead & Seed

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– High School Valedictorian
– HOBY Leadership Conference
– National Community Service Award
– International Thespian Society Presidential Scholar
– United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth

Career Goal: Labor & Delivery Nurse
GPA: 4.55
College: Penn State - Erie

“She is an excellent, well-rounded student and a wonderful person… A well-rounded high school student is one that can participate in extracurricular activities and still maintain excellent grades in the classroom… I can honestly say that Megan Thorpe is one of the most qualified, hardworking, and ‘committed to the cause’ students have graduated…” – Daniel Shreve, Principal
Joy Wiafe

Joy Wiafe

New Covenant United Methodist Church

School / Community Involvement
– National Honor Society
– Central Activities Network
– African Student Organizations
– Youth Group President at Church
– Camp Counselor

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Graduated with Honors

Career Goal: Pediatric Registered Nurse
GPA 3.3
College: Central Connecticut State University

“Joy has made significant accomplishments throughout her four years of high school. She has been an honor roll student for all four years and was accepted into our school’s National Honor Society last December as a junior. Joy takes school very seriously and pushes herself to achieve at the highest level. It comes as little surprise that Joy was chosen to be a part of our school’s Cyber Challenge program. this program requires students to use math and science skills to collaborate on a way to improve the earth. She was part of a team that presented their idea at the Science Center in Hartford to business executives and her team’s design won the entire competition. She is the kind of student that teachers hope for.” – Jillian Piedescalzo, Spanish Teacher

World Changers Award

Ryan Faison, College & YA Pastor

Christ Church - Montclair, NJ

Rev. Ryan E. Faison, M.Div. serves as the College and Young Adults Pastor at Christ Church in Montclair and Rockaway, New Jersey. In this role, Pastor Ryan provides leadership and oversight to the growing community of young adults, college students and emerging leaders. Pastor Ryan serves as a youth/young adult conference speaker and lecturer, including the New Jersey State Department’s MLK Youth Leadership Conference as well as a host of other conferences and seminars. Read more »

The YCL Community, with your help, wishes to recognize extraordinary individuals who are sacrificially investing their talents and resources in helping our youth to become World Changers. Help us honor those who you feel should be the recipient of the next "World Changers Award". Recommend Our Next Honoree

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