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Get to Know the 2017 – 2018 VBCC Youth Ambassadors

For Black Catholic History Month, we’re highlighting the 2017 – 2018 VBCC Youth Ambassadors. Every week in November, you’ll get to learn more about who they are!

Ray Briggs

School: Brooklyn College Academy
Parish: St. Vincent Ferrer, Flatlands
Grade: Sophomore
What does it mean to be a VBCC  Youth Ambassador Leader? “Being a Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns Leader means be responsible, be a cautious role model to young kids and be presentable  to adults. It also means to be smart about your actions.
What social issues should concern the young Church today and why? I feel like the act of misdirection and how kids are easily influenced by anything should concern the young Church the most. There is a need to take action.
Who is a role model for you in the Church and why? Mr. Richard, my parish sacristan, because he simply does what he has to do and makes sure everything is taken care of.

Arourah Rodriguez

School: Victory Collegiate H.S.
Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands
Grade: Sophomore
What does it mean to be a VBCC  Youth Ambassador Leader? Being a Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns Leader is really just about growing and maturing into a responsible adult.
What social issues should concern the young Church today and why? One social issue I personally think the Church should be concerned about is less negativity in the world.
Who is a role model for you in the Church and why? My role model is Ms. Mary Cassandra, our director of religious education. I personally love how her style is and I love her personality. She makes you feel comfortable and is a really calm person.

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