Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: 2024 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Dinner

Feb 12, 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the 2024 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Dinner, taking place at The Fairmont Hotel on February 22, 2024. The evening will begin with a VIP Reception at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:00 p.m.

This highly anticipated event celebrates individuals who are actively shaping a brighter future for disadvantaged youth. Your support ensures that Scouting opportunities reach those who need them most, uniting us in our mission to serve youth across all communities.

The honoree lineup for the evening is nothing short of impressive, recognizing outstanding contributions from:

  • Wayne Walters from Pittsburgh Public Schools, recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Community Service Award.
  • Rod Doss of the New Pittsburgh Courier, honored with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.
  • Tracey McCants Lewis representing the Pittsburgh Penguins, recipient of the Judge Livingstone M. Johnson Legacy Award.

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce our distinguished speaker for the evening, Dr. Charles Steele Jr., President & CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

Don’t miss this extraordinary event! Secure your spot now and join us in empowering the leaders of tomorrow, together.

For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Keith Walton at 412-325-7950 or Alternatively, you can visit our website


About the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Dinner:

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Dinner is an annual event dedicated to recognizing individuals who exemplify the spirit of service and leadership in their communities. Through this event, we honor the legacy of Whitney M. Young, Jr., a prominent civil rights leader and former Executive Director of the National Urban League.


Scouting America, Laurel Highlands Council, has been the foremost youth-serving organization in our community that develops character, citizenship, and fitness. For over 110 years, it has been our mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Laurel Highlands Council serves nearly 10,000 youth members and 4,000 volunteer adult leaders throughout its multi-state footprint serving Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and parts of West Virginia, making it one of the largest councils in the Scouting America.



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