Resolution J2331-2013

Commending Teen Challenge Inc. of Brooklyn upon the occasion of celebrating 55 years of service to the community

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  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Teen Challenge Inc. of Brooklyn upon
the occasion of celebrating 55 years of service to the community

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  commend
Teen  Challenge  Inc.  of  Brooklyn  upon the occasion of celebrating 55
years of service to the community; and
  WHEREAS, The world transforming Life Training Center for those suffer-
ing from life-controlling habits celebrates 55  years  of  service,  not
only to the Brooklyn community, but to the world; and
  WHEREAS,  Out  of  the humble beginnings of Teen Challenge in Brooklyn
were birthed success stories such as Nicky Cruz who defied the  odds  of
escaping  the  gang and drug life to become an accomplished author, film
maker and international evangelist; and
  WHEREAS, Since 1958, Teen Challenge, started in  Brooklyn,  New  York,
has  seen  remarkable  growth; thousands of lives have been changed; the
Teen Challenge program now exists in 91 countries worldwide with invites
from 43 more countries who are asking for help; and
  WHEREAS, There are approximately 202 centers in the United States  and
1,060 around the world helping children, teens, men, women and families;
and
  WHEREAS, Teen Challenge strives to help the whole person, not just the
substance abuser; what a transition the Clinton Hills community has seen
over  the  past 55 years, and through it all, Teen Challenge stands tall
to continue providing a place for those in the community to find freedom
from addiction and much more; and
  WHEREAS, Teen Challenge not only provides food and shelter,  but  also
access to future opportunities through the re-entry program which builds
a bridge from the student's new life to the future; and
  WHEREAS,  The  roots  of  Teen  Challenge extend deep into the soil of
Brooklyn, New York; with over 300 of  Brooklyn's  marginalized  citizens
served  each  month at the Brooklyn Teen Challenge Soup Kitchen and Food
Pantry, it remains a place of hope, first, for the  Brooklyn  community,
then for the world; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend Teen Challenge Inc. of Brooklyn upon the occasion of celebrating
55 years of service to the community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Teen Challenge Inc. of Brooklyn.

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