“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every year, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County co-sponsors the Living the Dream award with the United Way of Adams County to honor a local resident who lives out King’s ideals.  Whether through a career choice or volunteer efforts, there are local men, women, and youth working to ensure that everyone is treated equally in our community and society.  These efforts allow the dream of which Dr. King spoke to become more tangible every day.

Do you know someone who lives life in that altruistic light, making the world a better place?  If you know a leader for social good  –  whether a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor – please consider nominating that person for the Annual Living the Dream Award, an award that recognizes a community member or group who is living out the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism.  A cash prize, co-sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County, is awarded to the winner.

This year’s award will be presented at the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, January 17, at 7 PM in a virtual event.

This annual event is a wonderful partnership between Gettysburg College which funds many of the costs associated with the celebration as well as providing the space for the event; South Central Community Action Programs, which oversees the celebration committee and ACCAP; the YWCA, and United Way of Adams County which co-sponsor the Living the Dream Award; and a group of dedicated committee members who plan each year’s event and evaluate the ACCAP scholarship applications.

Nominations for the Living the Dream Award should be submitted to Tonya Mincey at gro.paccs@yecnimt or at SCCAP, 153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, by November 30.  Tonya can also answer any questions you might have.

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