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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

Charity Hammond

Charity Hammond

Cornerstone Christian Center- Hamden, CT

School / Community Involvement
– Chinese Club
– Mercy Ambassador Team
– Track & Field
– Justice & Peace Club
– Peer Ministry

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– First Honors
– President's Volunteer Service Award

Career Goal: Sports Physical Therapy
GPA: 3.22
College: University of Connecticut

“Charity Hammond is one of the most delightful young women I have known in my 50 years in education...She is a delicate blend of scholar and athlete, leader and server with extraordinary creative talent that makes everything she does more interesting. She is sensitive, compassionate, humble, and non-judgmental. Charity is a strong, independent young woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She has demonstrated her commitment to our school by participating in a variety of clubs, activities, and volunteer service projects. ” – Carolyn B Garofoli, School Counselor
Nicholas Zack

Nicholas Zack

Corpus Christi Parish- Chatham, NJ

School / Community Involvement
– Children’s Specialized Hospital
– Church Pumpkin Patch Sale/ Display
– Parish Picnic
– ECLC Charity Basketball Game
– Varsity Football Game
– PULP Literary Magazine
– Spirit Club

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– National Honor Society
– Spanish National Honor Society
– Honor Roll/ High Honor Roll
– Second Team All-Conference (football)

Career Goal: Business Degree/ Philanthropist
GPA: 4.2

“Nick is an amazing student, and he leads by example because he is both an independent and collaborative worker. While his own learning process is important to him, he values the collaborative aspect even more because he sees the relevance of these skills in the real world. He has an appreciation for all subject areas, however courses centered around math and science have intrigues him the most, as he hopes to incorporate them into higher levels of study.” Lisa Kool-Behr- School Counselor

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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