Youth Group Member Received Prestigious Award; Invited to White House Reception
This link brings you to an article about Danielle Smith, a member of our youth group, who received the Student Advocate of the Year award from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). Read the article — it’s inspirational!
Dani has actively participated in our youth group throughout her high school years. She has worked tirelessly and devotedly as advocate, trainer, and spokeswoman for LGBT issues. I am delighted to see her given the recognition she deserves.
Subsequent to receiving the award, the Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, recognized her with a personal letter of congratulations. We recognized Dani and read Rev. Morales’s letter aloud in our June 13 service.
Rev. Morales is not the only President to notice Dani. In June she was invited to a reception with President Obama at the White House.
Read the article — you’ll be glad you did!