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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

Julia Ackerman

Julia Ackerman

Point Pleasant, NJ - Manasquan Presbyterian Church

School / Community Involvement
– Youth Group
– Class Officer
– Varsity Swim Team
– Key Club
– National Honor Society

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– National Honor Society
– Student of the Month
– High Honor Roll
– Varsity Swim Team MVP
– Athlete of the Season

Career Goal: Speech Pathologist and Hearing Specialist
GPA: 96
College: Arizona State University

“Julia is a student who can not be catalogued merely by excellent achievement. She is also a fine athlete, leader and community member. As her academic history will attest Julia is the type of student who will do well in any collegiate environment. As a teacher and counselor for over 34 years I can truly say that she is one of the finest students and citizens to ever attend Point Pleasant Borough High School. She has constantly demanded much of herself and has met all her responsibilities, in school, job, sports, and family activities. ” William Moore, Guidance Counselor
Pamela Karabeinikoff

Pamela Karabeinikoff

Meriden, CT - St. Dominic’s Church

School / Community Involvement
– Cross Country
– Outdoor Track
– Spanish Honor Society

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Spanish Excellence
– Honor Roll
– Sage College Award

Career Goal: Elementary School Teacher
GPA: 4.25
College: TBD

“Pam has always challenged herself in the honors program where she is an honor roll student ranked fourteenth in her class. In the three years she has been in my class, she has never missed an assignment. She is a model of consistency and reliability. I have witnessed Pam’s ability, strong work ethic, and conscientious attitude on a regular basis. She is a hard-working, responsible young lady, who works to her potential at all times. She is always polite and well-mannered while maintaining her focus and drive. ” Thomas Wodatch, Math 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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