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File #: 0162X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/30/2017 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To recognize Huckleberry House as it celebrates its 20th Annual Youth Awards Dinner and applaud Huckleberry House for its efforts at reaching young people and their families - ultimately building stronger lives.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein

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To recognize Huckleberry House as it celebrates its 20th Annual Youth Awards Dinner and applaud Huckleberry House for its efforts at reaching young people and their families - ultimately building stronger lives.

 

 

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WHEREAS, Huckleberry House was established in Columbus, Ohio in 1970, to provide a safe place for runaway youth and  to reach young people and their families for the purpose of building stronger lives; and

WHEREAS, Huckleberry House, for more than 40 years, has been the primary provider of shelter and services to run away, homeless and at risk youth in Franklin county; and

WHEREAS, Huckleberry House provides crisis services, family and individual counseling, community outreach, independent living skills training and works to make sure that every teen has access to a safe home environment; and

WHEREAS, in 1997 Huckleberry House began accepting nominations from youth serving organizations across central Ohio, ultimately recognizing and celebrating youth who have been able to endure and overcome life’s challenges - culminating in an Annual Youth Awards Dinner; and

WHEREAS, May 30, 2017, will commemorate the 20th Year of Huckleberry House’ celebrating youth in our community via the Youth Awards Dinner; and

WHEREAS, this celebration is not only designed to celebrate the success and triumphs of outstanding individuals who are moving toward the future but also to uphold and strengthen the collaborations required to, truly, continue to make a difference in the lives of young people; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That this Council does hereby recognize Huckleberry House as it celebrates its 20th Annual Youth Awards Dinner and applaud Huckleberry House for its efforts at reaching young people and their families - ultimately building stronger lives.