Tots and Teens in Focus, a Brooklyn-based youth organization honored boys and girl on Dec. 7, at its 10th Annual Awards Dinner and Fashion Show, at Excellent Banquet Hall on New York Avenue in Brooklyn.
The youngsters who we dressed in the their finest were lauded for their outstanding work in school and the community before President of the Guyana Action Committee Errol Lewis handed over New York City Council citations to Tots and Teens members: Sonel Sandy, Solonge Stewart and Zoqusha Joseph, and Truth Center dancer and vocalist, evangelist D’Nike Amma.
The organization also honored Sesame Flyers after school students, Tristan Richmond, Desire Scott, Damani Pastor, Brandon Edwards, Imani Richards and Wynter Williams.
The office of Councilmember Mathieu Eugene sent citations, while Councilman Jumaane Williams was in attendance to support the youth. In addition, Founder and CEO of Tots and Teens, Patricia Trim thanked community leaders Alberta Braithwaite, Florette Vassall, Rennetta English Stuart Boucaud, Negela Parris Shernelle Wyille, Pastor Michael Carter and Debora Cesaire, before they were presented with proclamations from the office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senators John Sampson and Kevin Parker and Borough President Eric Adams.
Trim, who created the Tots and Teens program, which started back in Guyana 20 years ago, to enhance and inspire youth to be confident in all that they do for a bright future, applauded the kids for their commitment to excellence.
The Guyanese-born leader, and host of the Tots and Teens In Focus TV show on Public Network Channel 67 in Brooklyn, called on community leaders to continue to give their gallant support to the youth.
Community activist Mercedes Narcisse in her message to the yougsters said that she was proud of the children who continue to stay focused amidst all of the distractions they face every day.
“Miss Trim is doing a wonderful joy of keeping our youth engaged in the Tots and Teens program. She is working very hard in the community. Her commitment is key to ensuring the children have a bright future,” added Narcisse.
Other elected officials and a wide cross-section of the community, attended the elegant evening that was emceed by Allison Mason and supported by Travel Span, Pam and Steve Restaurant, Jeff Express, the Guyanese Nurses of America Association and Brooklyn Free Speech.