The Sid & Sondra Epstein Believe in Kids Scholarship Award was established in 2013 to promote student success and to help them achieve their dreams. CYC is honored to present the 2014 Award to Jeffrey Bowen. Once a shy young man, Jeffrey joined CYC in 2009 after his friends encouraged him to attend the ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center in North Lawndale. Since then, Jeffrey has become a strong youth leader, serving as President of the ABC Polk Brothers Teen Council and representative for the center’s local Advisory Board. Through the positive influence of CYC and the loving encouragement of his grandfather, Leroy Myles, Jeffery has blossomed into a dedicated student and compassionate role model for other children and teens. Jeffery was a standout candidate for this award, and we are proud to recognize his accomplishments at this year’s Believe in Kids dinner on April 23.
In the fall, Jeffrey will head to Columbia College as the first in his family to pursue an undergraduate degree. With the support of this $5,000 scholarship, he hopes to be the next big film director. We wish him the best of luck for the future and all the success on his journey!