Dobbs Ferry’s Fatima Boozarjomehri is one of ten Westchester high school seniors who will receive the Westchester County Youth Board’s 2012 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award for outstanding commitment to serving their communities.
The award is named for Milly Kibrick—a Westchester County social worker, political and youth activist who dedicated her career and retirement to helping underprivileged children achieve social and economic justice.
“Milly selflessly devoted her life to helping underprivileged children and was the driving force in many campaigns for the youth of Westchester County,” said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. “She made a lasting impact on our community. The honorees for the 2012 Milly Kibrick Service Awards emulate Milly’s giving spirit. Their work in their communities has touched the lives of many individuals. At a young age they have managed to accomplish great things.”
Boozarjomehri, a Dobbs Ferry High School senior, joined the peer-tutoring program in seventh grade and has taught foreign students at the Cabrini Immigrant Center. In the ninth grade she began working to support orphaned children around the world. She also participates in school clubs that advocate for the environment and social justice, like Habitat for Humanity and the Green Club.
She—along with the other students from Bronxville, Hawthorne, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Verplanck, West Harrison and Yorktown Heights—will be honored with a plaque and various gift for their efforts during a dinner reception on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave. in New Rochelle.