Worcestor, Ma. – The African Youth Excellence Forum hopes to recognize africans who have achieved excellence in many ways and aims at attracting some 200 attendees from all over the region.
Award winners will be nominated in the following categories:
Entrepreneurship: Owner of a self-made/ self-started business or organization with documented outstanding progress and success
Humanitarian Efforts: An individual or organization actively engaged in promoting human welfare, social reform, ethical and theological reasoning, etc. (persons such as philanthropists and activists fall into this category)
Leadership: Natural born leaders, either of their own organization, company, group, etc who have excelled individually or helped catapult the team/organization/company they lead to undeniable heights.
Advocacy: An individual or organization known to write or speak on behalf of or in defense of people, causes, etc. (Philanthropists and activists may also fall under this category)
Education: An individual who has excelled in any field of education; or an organization aimed at aiding the success of individuals or students everywhere.
Be sure to pencil this event into your calendar and show your support to this non-profit cause.
Kofi Tonto: 774.262.5061
Jennifer Kesewa: 774.242.1869
Tickets available for $30.
Official Press Release
Recognizing African Youth Excellence in Massachusetts
Worcester, MA., August 01, 2012— Many African youths in their leadership capacity continue
to make positive changes in their communities. They are doing more outside of the classroom,
and using their creative minds to help make significant differences in their neighborhoods. To
honor these young achievers, Africa Youth Network in collaboration with 54 Kingdoms LLC
and other stakeholders, will host a first ever African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum –
recognizing exceptional young Africans in Massachusetts.
The African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012
at the Coral Seafood Restaurant in Worcester, Massachusetts. The forum is a formal event
expecting to draw in over 200 attendees all across New England. Tickets are available before and
at the door. Tickets are $30 a person and it includes dinner, desert and drinks.
To be considered for an award, nominees must fit the criteria for each category. Nominations
are open now through Wednesday, August 15, 2012. All nominations can be sent to
email@example.com. Nominees should provide personal information such
as name, phone, age and email address along with a short description of their project or
accomplishment. In addition, African owned businesses and African non-profit organizations
based in Massachusetts are encouraged to nominate young professionals who are making
positive changes in their communities.
Sponsors and partners
This is a non-profit event. Thus, sponsors and partners are welcome to make this event a
“It doesn’t take one person giving a lot, but a lot of people giving a few to create positive
change.” – 54 Kingdoms LLC
About the Forum
The African Youth Excellence Recognition Forum seeks to honor young professionals who
have illustrated exceptional accomplishments in leadership, entrepreneurship, and academics.
The goal of this event is to empower the young leaders who have made a significant impact
in their communities. It will also serve as a platform to educate the youth and public about the
vision and mission of the Ghana Youth Awards (GYA), which will be held in Accra, Ghana
on November 3rd, 2012. For more information on the Ghana Youth Awards, please visit http:/
/www.ayonet.org. In addition, the forum will create a networking environment for young
professionals and attendees, while raising funds to benefit the Ghana Youth Awards.
For more information on the forum or questions about nominations, please contact:
Kofi Tonto or Jennifer Kesewa
774.262.5061 // 774.242.1869