Resolution J1466-2013

Honoring Geneva Farrow upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Geneva Farrow upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Geneva  Farrow upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by Young Movement, Inc.  on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Young Movement is  a  501c(3)  member-supported  action  tank
providing  research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues
such as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young  adults
and  professionals  in  New  York; incorporated in October of 2011, this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and forming partnerships, but ensures the  positive  results  are  long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  in  Brooklyn, New York, to a teen mother and raised by
her grandparents, Geneva  Farrow  excelled  socially  and  academically,
leaving  Brooklyn  for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Temple University in
the Fall of 1998; and
  WHEREAS, Upon her arrival at Temple, Geneva Farrow met  another  chal-
lenge  when  she became pregnant in the fall of her sophomore year; this
situation did not deter her as she continued  to  pursue  her  education
overcoming  another  obstacle; she graduated on time with her classmates
in 2002 despite being a young single mother; and
  WHEREAS, After graduation, Geneva Farrow immediately  took  a  job  in
pharmaceutical sales; she spent the next 10 years of her career in sales
and  marketing, and in December of 2007, she felt the desire to motivate
other young mothers leading her to start a 501(c)(3)  non-profit  organ-
ization, A Young Mother's DREAM; and
  WHEREAS,  Geneva Farrow currently hosts the "No Girl Left Behind Radio
Show", a girl talk radio show focusing on the issues that teen girls are
facing daily; the goal of the show is to help young  teens  make  better
choices; and
  WHEREAS,  Geneva Farrow has spoken to hundreds of young people inspir-
ing them to "Defy the Odds"; her DREAM Chaser workshop  simplifies  goal
setting  by  showing  young people how to break down long term goals and
turn them into small attainable objectives; and
  WHEREAS, Geneva Farrow enjoys speaking to young people but is  also  a
sought  after  speaker for those looking to start non-profits and create
marketing strategy for their businesses; she has been interviewed  by  a
host  of  blog talk radio shows and most recently interviewed on the TBN
cable network show "Joy in our Town"; and
  WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Geneva Farrow's distinguished record
merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative  Body;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Geneva Farrow upon the occasion of  her  designation  for  special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Geneva Farrow.

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