Resolution J1976-2013

Honoring Isaiah Moore upon the occasion of being named the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Isaiah Moore upon the occasion of being
named the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to  those  young  people within the great Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and  who  serve  as  role
models for their peers; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Isaiah  Moore  upon  the occasion of being named the Mount Vernon Boys &
Girls Club Youth of the Year; and
  WHEREAS, Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a  Boys  &
Girls  Club  member  can  receive; the nomination recognizes outstanding
contributions to a member's family, school, community and Boys  &  Girls
Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles; the hono-
rees  are  shining examples and living proof that great futures start at
Boys & Girls Clubs; and
  WHEREAS, Isaiah Moore has been a member of the Boys &  Girls  Club  of
Mount Vernon for 11 years, joining when he was just six years-old; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  with  Spina Bifida, Isaiah Moore is paralyzed from the
legs down and is in a wheelchair; he was not  sure  the  Club  would  or
could meet his needs; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the past 11 years, Isaiah Moore has overcome his obsta-
cles and has become a valuable member of the Club; he attends  the  Club
daily upon leaving school, and is a participant in many of its programs,
including:  Passport  to  Manhood, a prevention program for pre-teen and
teen boys; Social Recreation Game room activities which promotes sports-
manship; Power Hour, a homework assistance program;  Project  Learn,  an
educational philosophy; Smart Moves, a prevention program for pre-teens;
and Triple Play, a fitness program which emphasizes mind, body and soul;
and
  WHEREAS,  After  ensuring his own homework is finished, he sits at the
front desk and welcomes all of the youth as they visit the Club;  Isaiah
helps  the  young children do their homework and then helps to work with
the youth in the gym during all of the activities; and
  WHEREAS, As he has gotten older, Isaiah Moore has taken on  a  leader-
ship  role;  he has volunteered at the Club for more than 1,200 hours in
each of the past two years, and is currently the head coach  and  mentor
of the under 13 basketball team; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition  to providing service to the Club, Isaiah Moore
also serves his community in many ways; during the  holidays,  he  helps
feed  senior  citizens  through  a  program  run by his church, Emmanuel
Pentecostal Faith Temple; and
  WHEREAS, Isaiah Moore also videotapes the church services  and  volun-
teers  with  the  Mount Vernon High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team
where he videotapes all the games for the coaching  staff;  furthermore,
he videotaped a Historically Black College Fair held at the Club; and
  WHEREAS, Isaiah Moore is currently a senior at Nellie A. Thornton High
School;  in  the  fall, he will be attending the University of Missouri,
and will be a member of its Wheelchair Basketball Team; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor the  youth
of today, and leaders of tomorrow, whose character and achievements best
exemplify  the  ideals  and  values  cherished  by  this great State and
Nation; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Isaiah  Moore  upon  the occasion of being named the Mount Vernon
Boys & Girls Club 2013 Youth of the Year; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Isaiah Moore.

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