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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

Therese Mandracchia

Therese Mandracchia

St. Stephen’s, Warwick, NY

Career Goal: Forensic Pathologist / Medical Examiner
College: High School Senior

“It was apparent to me from the first few days of class that Therese was an exceptionally hard worker, who possessed a strong desire to succeed… In addition to demonstrating and modeling academic excellence, Therese is an active participant in a number of school and community activities… Perhaps what I find so impressive about Therese is her humble and caring nature.” – Eugene Burns, AP History Teacher
Nathaneal Duran

Nathaneal Duran

International Alliance Christian Temple, Woodhaven, NY

Career Goal: Non-profit Basketball Youth Organization
GPA: 3.38
College: SUNY New Paltz

“...I have seen many examples of his talents and have long been impressed by his Christian character, diligence, and work ethics… He has consistently demonstrated an ability to rise to any challenge that he must in today’s society. He is community conscience, self-motivated, and respectful.” – Luis M. Modesta, Senior Pastor

World Changers Award

Jim Bushoven, Community Development Pastor

Hawthorne Gospel Church - Hawthorne, NJ

Pastor Jim Bushoven has been a life-long resident of New Jersey, and is committed to seeing God move in his home state. He currently serves as the community development pastor at Hawthorne Gospel Church, and is also the Co-chair for NJ CityServe. In those roles, Pastor Jim has sought to build healthy churches, and to unite the Church as a whole. He is a champion of the local church and desires to see communities transformed by the Kingdom of God. 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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