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Buttafuoco

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

Amanda Mazza

Amanda Mazza

Colonia, NJ - St. John Vianney

School / Community Involvement
– Ski & Snowboard Club
– Soccer Team
– Student Council
– Peer Leadership Program
– Future Business Leaders of America


Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Honor Roll Status
– Spanish Honor Society
– National Honor Society
– Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society
– Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society


Career Goal: Business
GPA: 4.0
College: TBD

“I have found Amanda to be a very kind, sincere, dedicated, helpful, reliable, efficient, self-disciplined, and extremely independent young woman. Her dedication to the community demonstrates her caring nature, commitment, and superior leadership ability. Her intended major is in the area of business, for which she has begun to prepare herself for by enrolling in the most challenging math and business courses, including two New Jersey Institute of Technology courses this year. Overall, Amanda’s intelligence, ambition, and multitasking ability provide me with the confidence that she will prove successful in a rigorous undergraduate program, as well as in her future career.” Linda Bowler, School Counselor
Desiree Lucas

Desiree Lucas

Roselle Park, NJ - Christ Community Church

School / Community Involvement
– Interact Club
– Union Softball/Roselle Park Softball
– Sunday School Teacher
– Dance Ministry
– SCM Youth Ministry


Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Service Award
– Union County College for Teens
– Financial Literacy Program
– Honor Roll
– National Academy of Future Scientists & Technologists


Career Goal: Elementary School Teacher
GPA: 3.7
College: TBD

“Desiree is an excellent student and often brings up insightful and thought provoking questions and comments to class discussions. Desiree always strives to make the work she completes valuable by not simply focusing on completion and scores, but finding the essential question and understanding its importance. She is always prompt and respectful, well-organized and determined. Desiree is truly passionate about the work she completes and is driven and motivated to succeed.” Alison Robinson, English 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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