JFS Youth Programs Recognized by Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Store
(September 12, 2018)
In September, Jewish Family Services of Delaware was the highlighted nonprofit at the Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress Store on Concord Pike. As part of their community giving initiative, Raymour & Flanigan hosted an in-store Youth Recognition event in support of our youth programs. Students, families, community leaders, and JFS staff gathered on Wednesday, September 12th as the outstanding youth of our FutureNet & Media Matters workforce development programs were recognized; they were so pleased to be joined by the community and celebrated for their commitment to learning and growth. The evening began with welcoming remarks from Sophie Namugenyi, JFS’ Director of Youth & Family Support, and Basha Silverman, CEO. Guests had an opportunity to view Public Service Announcements written and created by Media Matters students to address social issues that are meaningful to the group and promote positive messages to their peers. After students and community partners were recognized, guests mingled and enjoyed light refreshments in the beautiful Raymour & Flanigan showroom.
JFS is grateful to have received a donation from Raymour & Flanigan to benefit our mission to support & strengthen the community. Events like these and support from local businesses & community members help JFS thrive!
Congratulations to our student & community honorees!
Samuel Kitts – Most Improved Student
Andrew White – Most Outstanding Student
Garrett Michaels – Most Dedicated Peer Leader
Tyreeya Mitchell – Jewish Mensch/Life Award
Dr. Barnett & Kingswood Academy – Best School Partnership
Apostle Frank & Perfect Will Ministries – Best Community Partnership
Chris Viviani & WSTW Radio Station – Best Career Site Tour