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MLK Legacy Awards


AAMW sponsored the first aAnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration over 20 years ago to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King. This event became the largest of its kind in Westchester, and indeed the northeast, attracting over 5,000 people over the years from every walk of life to keep Dr. King’s message of service to mankind alive. Several years ago, the focus was shifted to honor those young people in the county who have demonstrated a commitment to the teachings of Dr. King (and the event was renamed The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Awards). Over 500 people attend this annual event to honor the 120 young people who have received Legacy Youth Awards since the program’s inception. This diverse group of young people represents every socioeconomic strata, and geographic region of the county.


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