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CAFY - Huntsville, Alabama

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Emily Lapidus, named STAR 99 - CAFY Young Citizen October 2014!!!

 
 
 
   
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Emily Lapidus, a senior at Huntsville High School and a volunteer since she was in third grade, was recognized as the STAR 99.1 / C.A.F.Y. Young Citizen of the Month during Oct. 9, 2014, Huntsville City Council meeting.  (Courtesy/Lapidus family)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Emily Lapidus, a senior at Huntsville High School and active volunteer since she was a third grader, has been recognized as the October 2014Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen. She received the award at the beginning of theHuntsville City Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

A founding leader for the B'Nai Brit Youth Organization in Huntsville, Lapidus has helped to organize fundraisers and volunteer efforts on behalf of several local organizations, including Manna House, Boys & Girls Club, National Children's Advocacy Center and Camp Barney. This year she is president of BBYO. She also helped to organize the Jewish Student Association at Huntsville High.Lapidus' youth group advisor, who nominated her for the award, remembered Lapidus first volunteering for community service when she was a third grader. 

An active student and club member and officer at HHS, Lapidus is also a physical trainer for the HHS football team, a position that meant she had to take extra classes in physcial training while carrying a full load at HHS.

That academic accomplishment is even more remarkable when considering that Lapidus has had to do her work with the extra challenge of dyslexia. 

"It is Emily's nature to be generous and kind," her nominator said. "She has been raised in the Jewish tradition of 'make the world a better place,' and takes this tradition to heart."

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 contacting Dr. Kenny Anderson, multi-cultural officer for Huntsville, at 256-883-3993 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Chandler Foster, a recent graduate of New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, Ala., was selected as the Young Citizen of the Year during the annual Back-to-School celebration hosted by Huntsville, the Huntsville Police and Community Awareness for Youth. A winner of the May award, he was selected for the year's title from among the monthly winners o Chandler Foster, a recent graduate of New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, Ala., was selected as the Young Citizen of the Year during the annual Back-to-School celebration hosted by Huntsville, the Huntsville Police and Community Awareness for Youth. A winner of the May award, he was selected for the year's title from among the monthly winners of the honor. (Kay Campbell/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Wallace Parham,an honors graduate of Sparkman High School in Huntsville, Ala., and an active community and church volunteer, is the August 2014 Star 99-CAFY Young Citizen for Huntsville. (Courtesy/Parham family)

The following are this year's monthly winners:

Mathew Reed,a senior at Columbia High School who is an athlete, honor student and volunteer tutor to his classmates, was selected as the February 2014 Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen of the Month for Huntsville and Madison County, Ala. (Courtesy / CAFY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alanis Craig,a senior at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Ala., was the January 2014 winner of the Star 99.1 CAFY Young Citizen Award sponsored by the radio station, the Huntsville Police Department and other organizations and businesses. Craig volunteers at many places, including Hospice Family Care's Caring House and as a leader of the United Way Youth Council. (Courtesy / Huntsville Police Department)

Estienne Trudeau,a senior at Huntsville High School, is the March 2014 winner of the Star 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen Award. (Courtesy / Estienne Trudeau)

Mariah Gullatte,the April 2014 Young Citizen of the Month, 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)

Sabrina Swistek,a senior at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Ala., with a black belt in karate and an early acceptance to the veterinary medicine track at university, steadies one of the dozens of dogs she knows from her weekly volunteer work at Peace, Love and Animals shelter in Tanner. Swistek is the June 2014 STAR 99.1-CAFY Young Citizen. (Courtesy/Jodi Lemley)

Michael Milam,who lives in Butler Terrace, one of the neighborhoods of the Huntsville Housing Authority, added CAFY Young Citizen of the Month for July 2014 to his list of awards, which includes Youth of the Year from the Seminole Drive Boys & Girls Club and awards for mentoring. (Courtesy/Frederick Whitlow II)


C.A.F.Y. /STAR 99.1, the Huntsville Police Department, the City of Huntsville Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, the City of Huntsville Human Relations Commission, Huntsville/Madison County Schools, and DynAviation 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


 


C.A.F.Y. 2014

Madison County’s Got Talent Winners!

Dr. Harry Hobbs,center, founder of Community Awareness for Youth, awards a trophy to the Prima Dancers during the Community Awareness for Youth Back-to-School celebration held in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.   The day-long event sponsored by the Huntsville Police Department and City and many local businesses, connected youth and their families to resources and enrichment activities in the Huntsville Area. 

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Please click on the following link to view other contestants and CAFY's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleCAFY


 


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

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

http://youtu.be/h5-rni-JOlY

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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