Riverside County youth receive Jamil Dada Character Excellence Youth Awards

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Recipients of the 2019 Jamil Dada Character Excellence Youth Awards include Tabitha Parrish of the Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center, Marlene Ozuna and Alexander Mulvaney, of the Hemet Empower Youth Opportunity Center, Ana Luna-Flores and Jordan Leverette of the Lake Elsinore Planet Youth Opportunity Center, Yunuen Ibarra of the Indio WIN Youth Opportunity Center, Steven Serrano of the Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center, Guadalupe Rodriguez of the Riverside Learn 4 Life Center, Analinda Heredia of the Perris Oasis Youth Opportunity Center and Rebecca Marie Lara of the Indio Teen Center. Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE – The recipients for the 2019 Jamil Dada Character Excellence Youth Awards include 10 Riverside County youths who displayed exemplary character while overcoming adversity, such as poverty, child abuse, drug addiction, abandonment and homelessness. Each youth was awarded a scholarship of $2,500 toward their education. “These young people have made a difference not only for themselves, but they’re working to make a difference for everyone in their circle, or along their journey,” Jamil Dada, chairperson of the Riverside County Workforce Development board, said. This year’s award recipients are Tabitha Parrish of the Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center, Marlene Ozuna and Alexander Mulvaney of the Hemet Empower Youth Opportunity Center, Ana Luna-Flores and Jordan Levere
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