The youth play a critical role in shaping the future of this country. The Congress created a foundation and charity called The Congressional Award Foundation to highlight and encourage young people to stretch into the areas of volunteerism, physical fitness, personal development, and expedition/exploration. Awards are given out to honor those that have reached their goals and surpassed expectations. The overall goal is to show young people how to be well-rounded and diverse individuals in many aspects of life. There are over 54,000 young people currently enrolled in the foundation. It is truly incredible to see so many students pushing themselves to new heights while motivating and inspiring others in the process. The foundation has a partnership with the Washington Nationals that allows participating youth to come to games and see their photo on the jumbotron.
WUSA 9 and Fox 5 DC thought that it would only make sense to highlight The Congressional Award Foundation and discuss their amazing work. The two have created the Road to a Better Community segment where they find people and organizations that are making a difference in the D.C. metro community. Paxton Baker, Chairman of The Congressional Award Foundation was joined by Joel Bassam of Easterns Automotive Group at WUSA 9 studio for a very special surprise. Bassam presented Baker with a 2,500 check donation for the foundation on behalf of Easterns. This money will go back into the foundation to continue enriching the lives of the youth. Bassam also promised to match any additional donations until July 17th. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to The Congressional Award Foundation, please click here.
To learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity