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Word of the Day: Accolade

Word of the Day:  Accolade

By Syretta Jones

2012 Award recipients. Jean-Pierre; 2nd from left.

Accolade: A mark, ceremony or award to show approval and acknowledgement; a tangible symbol

Winning awards are great. They encourage us to keep working, to work harder, to keep going when the road seems rough and they show us that our work has made an impact. Leslie Jean-Pierre, the mastermind behind Little Black Village, has dedicated his life to volunteering and helping others and because of this he was presented with a great accolade. He was recently awarded the Franklin H. Williams Award for outstanding community service.  Hard work pays off even when you think no one notices.  Leslie’s help extends past the landforms of the United States and reaches across the ocean.  Let’s all congratulate him on his many accomplishments at such a young age and continue to do our part in helping others rather it’s with our city limits or across the bodies of water that separate us from our neighboring countries.

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About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.

Discussion

One thought on “Word of the Day: Accolade

  1. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”
    ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

    Posted by Little Black Village | October 12, 2012, 12:39 pm

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