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The Urban League honors youth who ‘Do the Right Thing’

DETROIT — The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan Guild will recognize more than 200 Detroit-area youth for their positive attributes and achievements at its 48th annual Guild Gala on Dec. 7.

The National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities across the United States. Detroit’s affliate, the ULDSEM Guild said in a press statement, more than 70,000 infants, children, adults and seniors received direct benefits through its programs and services.

“It is important for the community to recognize youth who demonstrate academic commitment, integrity, and civic responsibility.  And, we look forward to honoring these exceptional youth with our ‘Do the Right Thing’ awards which are designed to celebrate their efforts in setting a positive example for their peers, and for their contributions toward making our community a better place to live,”  said N. Charles Anderson, ULDSEM president and CEO. Eligible young people do not yet know if they have won awards; the awards will be announced for the first time at the gala like “the Emmy Awards,” organizers say.

The event is open to the public and begins at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 313.832.4600 ext. 15532.

— Staff report

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