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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

Courtlen Oates

Courtlen Oates

Faith Christian Assembly, Mount Vernon, NY

Career Goal: Engineering
GPA: 3.86
College: Case Western Reserve University

“Courtlen is an exceptional young man who is determined to achieve academic excellence in all of his endeavors… Courtlen Oates is one of the best students I have ever encountered in my nineteen years of working for the Mount Vernon School District. His diligence, determination, and intellectual abilities are some of the characteristics that distinguish Courtlen from his peers.” – Eunice Marte-Barias, Guidance Counselor at Thornton High School
Samantha D’Angelo

Samantha D’Angelo

St. Aloysius - Plantsville, CT

Career Goal: Author / Publisher / Agent
GPA: 105
College: Fordham University

“She has taken the most difficult, highest level courses consistently throughout high school and done very well… She is highly motivated to succeed both academically and in extracurricular activities… She is mature, responsible, friendly, and concerned with the welfare of others… She is absolutely the most deserving young person one could ever meet.” – Robert S. Brown, Social Studies Teacher at Southington High School

World Changers Award

Jonathan Walton, Executive Director

InterVarsity NYCUP - New York, NY

Although originally from Virginia, Jonathan Walton has given his life to the great city of New York. Ever since arriving to NYC for school, Jonathan Walton was stirred to make a difference. After graduating from Columbia University, Jonathan committed to impacting the lives of young people. Since then he has served as the Executive Director of New York City Urban Project with InterVarsity USA. In his role as leader of the InterVarsity NYCUP, he calls and challenges students and volunteers alike to put their faith into concrete, sustainable action. Jonathan is passionate about how justice and the Gospel intersect, and desires to help every person he meets encounter this truth. 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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