DynCorp International’s DynAviation Group, based in Huntsville, Ala., has partnered with Community Awareness for Youth (CAFY) as part of their “Young Citizen of the Month” program.
“Several DI team members working in Huntsville were involved with CAFY while on active duty,” said Jim Myles, senior vice president, DynAviation. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with them as a corporate partner, especially with this program that honors local young citizens.”
As part of their involvement, DI team members will review hundreds of applications to help choose a local youth to recognize each month that has positively impacted the community.
“To be able to contribute in this program is incredibly rewarding,” said George Dugan, DynAviation senior business development manager. “It really is something to see how this program has grown and the great lengths these young adults go through to help their community.”
CAFY Young Citizen of the Month Program
CAFY, in partnership with DynCorp International’s DynAviation Group, 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 STAR 99.1 radio station, honor a young citizen in the Huntsville, Ala.-area that have gone above and beyond serving their community, church/congregation, school, friends or family.
Adults can nominate a candidate in 7-12th grade if they are a member of a civic organization, clergy or any school system.
Each monthly winner receives certificates from the City Mayor’s office and Huntsville Human Relations Commission, a gift card from DynAviation, a CAFY Coin of Excellence, STAR 99.1 prize pack and can share their story via radio and television interviews.
Community Awareness for Youth is a strategic initiative of the Huntsville Police Department designed to prepare the youth of Madison County, Ala., for success as they venture into adulthood, enter the workforce or pursue higher education. CAFY hosts an annual event for youth (grades 7-12 /ages 12-18) where it collaborates with local businesses, law enforcement, schools and organizations to match children with resources to help them be successful in each of CAFY’s four pillars – health, education, careers and finances.
CAFY works closely with Madison City and Madison County to give local youth the tools necessary to achieve success by providing guidance, knowledge and resources that enable adolescents to gain insight into what it takes to become a successful adult.