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For nearly 30 years God has faithfully blessed the work of Buttafuoco & Associates to help rebuild the lives of accident, injury and medical malpractice victims.  Because of the Lord's provision, the firm has created YCL as an opportunity to help young Christians be ministers in the marketplace—whether in education, government, law, media, the public and private sectors, science or sports.

Last Month's Winners

Pavel Rosario

Pavel Rosario

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Monte Armenia- Bronx, NY

School / Community Involvement
– Usher at School Performances
– Music and Instrument student

Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– Honor Roll
– Music Endorsement

Career Goal: Mental Health Counselor
GPA: 3.0
College: LaGuardia CUNY

“Pavel Rosario is the epitome of never giving up on your dreams. As his former principal, I knew that his educational journey would reach farther than high school. He has strong family ties where failure is not an option. He is committed to making his life and his community better through education. At a very young age Pavel knew the value of education and impact education can have in one’s life. He is reliable, hard-working, and diligent.” Liza Ortiz-Principal
Luzangela Martinez

Luzangela Martinez

1st Pentecostal Church of God- Rahway, NJ

School / Community Involvement
– Junior Varsity Softball
– Youth Group
– Heroes and Cool Kids
– National Honors Society
– Student Government


Awards / Special Honors / Distinctions
– High Honor Roll
– Rutgers Reach
– National Honors Society
– Italian National Honors Society
– Student of the Month
Career Goal: Civil Engineering
GPA: 4.8 (4.0 scale)
College: Undecided


“Luzangela is easily one of the top students I have ever encountered in my 35 years as a high school educator. She has unlimited educational promise because of her flawless attention to detail. Ms. Martinez has the drive and ability to succeed at any university. She has demonstrated originality and initiative in various written essays and reports. Her views are independent-minded and she has tremendous analytical skills. Luzangela has also proved to be a leader in class discussions and her maturity comes out strongly, relative to her peers.” Kenneth M. Farrell - History Teacher

World Changers Award

Ryan Faison, College & YA Pastor

Christ Church - Montclair, NJ

Rev. Ryan E. Faison, M.Div. serves as the College and Young Adults Pastor at Christ Church in Montclair and Rockaway, New Jersey. In this role, Pastor Ryan provides leadership and oversight to the growing community of young adults, college students and emerging leaders. Pastor Ryan serves as a youth/young adult conference speaker and lecturer, including the New Jersey State Department’s MLK Youth Leadership Conference as well as a host of other conferences and seminars. Read more »

The YCL Community, with your help, wishes to recognize extraordinary individuals who are sacrificially investing their talents and resources in helping our youth to become World Changers. Help us honor those who you feel should be the recipient of the next "World Changers Award". Recommend Our Next Honoree

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