On Tuesday March 27th 2007, Nestle USA proudly announced that the year-long search for America's most-extraordinary young people had culminated in the recognition of 27 Nestle Very Best In Youth. From nearly 1, 000 nominations, only 27 youths were selected, with significant achievements in both academics andcommunity service, these remarkable youth have proven that kids, too, can make a difference in the world.
Honoring young people between the ages of 10 and 18, the Nestle Very Best In Youth award program pays tribute to those who are committed to academic excellence and devoted to leading a generation of positive changewithin their communities. With the belief that you are never too young to realize your dreams, these award winners have set the standard forexcellence.
Among the 27 youths, is Nigerian-born Folake Dosu, age 17, who lives in Bellwood, IL, USA. She is the founder of The Birthday Party Project, which organizes monthly surprise parties for Chicago-area children dealing with physical and/or emotional trauma.
Remember my favourite quote? 'You don't have to be a phenomenon to do phenomenal things, all you have to be is someone who cares and wants to make a difference'
Folake Dosu is an example of that. It's one thing to do something, it's another thing to be recognised for that thing. For being recognised, I say kudos to her.