TOP TEENS OF AMERICA (TTA)
Top Teens of America (TTA) is a humanitarian organization charged with Top Teens ExCEL.
ExCEL is a platform used to help our teens explore, grow, and thrive through integrated or blended activities. Activities are identified in the following 3 pillars of engagement: 1) Culture, 2) Education, and 3) Leadership.
The Top Teens of America is the primary thrust of Top Ladies of Distinction. Together, these community focused organizations serve youth and adults by beautifying our community, meeting the needs of our senior citizens, underscoring the issues that are important to women and our youth, literacy, raising funds and awareness for St. Jude Cancer Research, the March of Dimes, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Alzheimer disease. Our partners include the NCNW, NAACP, UNCF, and more.
With all the recent events that have transpired, the teens were inspired and used their creativity to express their views through art.
Source: YouTube - Area II TTA Paint Party (April 14, 2021 @ Area II TTA Conference)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local Teen Receives Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant to Fight Childhood Hunger
Valley Stream, New York, March 22, 2023 – Top Teen Samia Cross a 10th grade student from Valley Stream, NY has been awarded a Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant through Youth Service America (YSA). The grant will support Top Ladies of Distinction, Gotham Chapter’s newest Community Partner Preparatory Academy for Writers High School in leading a community service project that addresses the issue of childhood hunger by expanding the newly formed school community garden.
The bed prepping and planting event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 9am-1pm at the school. It is important to close the gap with food insecurities with education on how to grow your own food. If we grow, share, or trade our fruits and vegetables, we can make a difference in our community states Teen Samia Cross.
“The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation is committed to identifying, investing in and scaling innovative, youth-designed, and youth-led solutions to childhood hunger,” explained Joan Rector McGlockton, Chairperson, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Associate General Counsel, Corporate Affairs &; Litigation. “I am humbled by the quality and volume of applications we receive each year,” said Roxanne Moore, Executive Director, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. “Helping and supporting these youth grantees - ordinary people that make themselves extraordinary - brings the Stop Hunger Foundation closer to its objective of working toward zero hunger in the U.S. By investing in their efforts on GYSD, we hope to ignite the passion in other young people to join the fight against child hunger”.
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