On November 12th at the Westin Hotel, The National Liberty Museum and TD Bank celebrated a 12-year collaboration that has recognized children’s contributions to the community across the metropolitan Philadelphia area. Seventeen young honorees from the Philadelphia area were recognized with TD Bank’s Young Heroes Award in 2012 for leadership and creativity through volunteer work, civic and political involvement, school and community leadership, peer mediation, or anti-bullying activities.
The funds raised by the Gala ($150,000) enable the National Liberty Museum to serve all of the community with no cost or low cost education programs.
Antoinette Dawkins – Frankford High School, 2012: Antoinette amassed 1,487 hours of service working on such projects as the Philadelphia Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia Cares Day and the Greater MLK Jr. Day of Service. She also served as a project leader for the Danaides Christmas Food and Toy Drive, the American Red Cross Blood Drive and a Baby Food & Clothes Collection Drive, as well as several projects to help the families of students who died in tragic accidents. She’s been a member of the school’s Peer Mediation, Mentoring, and Anger Management Teams and was a member of the Teen Court program. Antoinette also served as a mentor for a dozen 6th graders at a local elementary school. Additionally, she’s been involved with the LGBT Club at her school to help promote respect for diversity among her fellow students.
Congratulations to Antoinette and all the other honorees.