Councilman Andy King spoke to the students about past struggles of black people, and the bright future these students can have because of those who fought so hard to give them the choices.
Student members of YEP one by one read stories of many of the inventions and other ways Black Americans have helped moving America forward. The common thought said was “What would the world be like if there were no Black People?”
The first question was if the students saw his fifty dollar bill drop from his pocket how many would keep it for themselves? a few students raised their hands, and when he asked how many would either tell him or give the money back to him almost everyone raised their hands.That he said was the honesty of all the students even the ones who said they would keep the money.
He said that he loves hiss present job. Other honorees included Riverbay Board President Ms. Linda Berk, Ashley Sharpton for the NAN, and the Youth Leader Ms. Kaitlyn Mcintosh. The students were provided with lunch after the program before they returned to their home schools.