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CAFY - Huntsville, Alabama

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Mariah Gullatte, a Junior at Sparkman High School--The April 2014 Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen of the Month!

 

Mariah Gullatte D CMariah Gullatte talks with David Mineta, deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Mariah was chosen to represent the State of Alabama by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Urban Programs Health Rocks! Program for her leadership skills and her essay on drugs, tobacco and alcohol at the National Drug Facts Week Symposium and Health Rocks Training Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Mineta was the keynote speaker for the conference. (Courtesy / Mariah Gullate) 

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Mariah Gullatte, who represented the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Health Rocks Initiative as a spokesperson in Washington, D.C., in January 2014, has been named the April 2014 Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen. She will officially receive the award at the beginning of the Huntsville City Council meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 6 p.m. The City Council meets at 308 Fountain Circle in Huntsville in the ground floor council room.

Mariah, who was nominated by Barbara Johnson, a friend of her family, is active in the young people's department and helps with the church newsletter of St. John A.M.E. Church in Huntsville. But in addition to helping to organize service opportunities for the church's youth, she spends her spring break at the soup kitchen at St. John's. 

The Sparkman High School junior is a member of the SHS Student Government Association, the Varsity Dance Team and the Future Business Leaders of America. Both as an individual and with student groups, Mariah has volunteered at homeless shelters and at Harvest Elementary School.

In December, she represented Alabama's Cooperative Extension System Urban Programs Health Rocks! Program at the National Drug Facts Week Symposium and Health Rocks Training Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 in Washington, D.C. Mariah was chosen as the representative because of her leadership skills and her essay on drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Keynote speaker for the conference was David Mineta deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug control Policy.

"Mariah understands fully that it is her responsibility as a Christian to meet the needs of the less fortunate in anyway that she possibly can. And she lives with the creed, that it is more blessed to give than to receive," Johnson wrote in her nomination letter. "

"Mariah is intelligent, demonstrates an understanding of others, exhibits great leadership skills, sees diversity as an asset, and uses her time wisely in giving back to her community in the way of volunteering," Johnson wrote.

The Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen award recognizes youth in the community who are already leading the way in community service. CAFY, which stands for Community Awareness For Youth, and Star 99.1 FM have partnered with Huntsville City and Madison County Schools, the Huntsville Police Department, Huntsville's Office of Multicultural Affairs, Huntsville's Human Relations Commission and DynCorp International to sponsor the recognition of one young person in grades seven through 12 each month who is an example of outstanding community service.

A Young Citizen of the Year, chosen from the monthly winners, will be announced each August at the annual back-to-school event organized by CAFY.

Nominate a student for the award at MyStar99.com or by calling Dr. Harry Hobbs, director of CAFY, at 256-425-5307.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAFY The Huntsville Police Department, the City of Huntsville Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, the City of Huntsville Human Relations Commission, Huntsville/Madison County Schools, DynAviation, and STAR 99.1 are honoring a YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE MONTH for recognition!

We are searching for deserving nominees who have gone above and beyond serving their community, church/congregation, school, friends, or family. 

Adults can nominate a STAR 99.1 / CAFY YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE MONTH candidate if they are a member of a civic organization, clergy or any school system.

The Monthly winner will receive:

* A City Mayoral certificate

* A HRC Certificate

* DynAviation Gift Card
* CAFY Coin of Excellence
* STAR 99.1 Prize Pack
* Radio/TV Interviews

To nominate please go to www.mystar99.com  or call  256-425-5307


 Please keep an eye and ear out for more information about CAFY 2014

The home of "MADISON COUNTY'S GOT TALENT!"

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Please click on this brand new video link from Huntsville City and see if you can find YOU!!! :)


CAFY, which stands for Community Awareness For Youth, is a strategic initiative of the Huntsville Police Department designed to prepare the youth of Madison County for success as they venture into adulthood, enter the workforce or pursue higher education. CAFY hosts this annual event for youth (Grades 7-12 / Ages 12-18) where it collaborates with local businesses, law enforcement, schools and organizations to match kids with resources to help them be successful in each of the four pillars (Health, Education, Careers and Finances). CAFY 2014 will be held on Saturday-August 16, 2014 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Jaycee's Building and Fairgrounds, 2180 Airport Road, Huntsville, Alabama.

CAFY is the brainchild of Dr. Harry Hobbs, who currently serves as the HPD Communication Relations Officer. He's been volunteering and reaching out to the youth since he was 24. He and his wife, Erica Hobbs, threw themselves into outreach programs focusing on kids who could use a helping hand or a mentor. Together with soldiers and citizens alike, the Hobbs' taught self improvement projects to kids, and ran a drug prevention and awareness camp in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Before joining the HPD, Harry taught JROTC for three years at Columbia High School where he helped instill discipline and motivation into high school students.

Hobbs pitched the idea of CAFY in 2011 as a way to reach out and show love to the city. He worked with the Huntsville Police Department and local officials to iron out the details and the rest is history in the making! CAFY kicked off in 2011 with a back to school event at the Jaycees Building and Fairgrounds, which has become an annual event that continues to grow each year. Madison City and MadisonCountyhave all joined up with CAFY in its mission to give Madison County youth the tools necessary to achieve success by providing guidance, knowledge and resources that enable the adolescents to gain insight into what it takes to become a successful adult.

Besides the informational booths inside offering resources for the four pillars, YOU can look forward to having a good time with the many demonstrations, games, contests and music. Education and fun? Absolutely! "There's going to be information, but we want them to have fun, too." Hobbs emphasized, "life is serious business, but we can have fun and still do what we need to do, too."

Our target market is ages 12-18 or grades 7-12.

However, this back to school event has something to offer all ages 1-99!

COMPETE in our 2nd Annual CAFY Talent Competition with awesome trophies and great prizes!

It just might "Pay Off" for you/your competition team!

Just click on the "Madison County's Got Talent" link above to register!

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