Ambassadors for Peace Richmond, Virginia
Brotherhood-Sisterhood Youth Awards (BSYA)
February 28, 2013
Creating One Family Under God
The Forty-sixth Annual BSYA Ceremony honoring secondary school students was celebrated at the River Road Church, Baptist. The program extols the selflessness of youths in their contribution to society. About 300 people attended the event sponsored by the ICGR (a net-working partner with UPF-Richmond).
Youths who were exemplary in areas such as: conflict resolution, good role models for others, helping at risk kids, teaching community awareness, fundraising for good causes, demonstrating empathy towards others, mediating in special circumstances, volunteerism, problem solving, and many other areas, were recognized. The keynote address was given by Professor Daniel C. Smith of the World Studies Department, VCU. Lauding the spirit of selfless service to others, he said: "True happiness comes from making others happy - this is the real miracle of life."