Lucia Osman of Hartford was awarded one of four United Technologies/ YMCA Wesley A. Kuhrt Youth Citizenship Awards for Community Service at the YMCA of Greater Hartford’s recent annual meeting. The awards are made in memory of a man known for his outstanding volunteer and professional leadership, the late Wesley A. Kuhrt, who was president of Sikorsky Aircraft and a former United Technologies Corporation Senior Vice President.
Osman volunteers at the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center, where she assists directors with their programs, speaks about the Y at board meetings, and serves as a Youth Ambassador to a number of major community events. She was elected by her peers as CEO of the Girl Power program. Girl Power is a program exclusively for teen girls to serve the community, discuss issues in their lives and engage in projects such as creating a Healthy Eating Cook Book and assisting the Y staff with programs for younger children. Osman is a junior at Pathways to Technology High School and is a member of the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center in Hartford.
The UTC/YMCA Youth Citizenship Awards are presented annually to young YMCA program participants ages 15 to 20, who have strongly demonstrated an ongoing commitment to volunteer service. Through their experience at the YMCA, applicants and winners alike learn the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, helping them to become positive role models and leaders in their communities.
Photo: Pictured at the YMCA of Greater Hartford Annual Meeting are (from left to right): Dan Tracy, past chairman of the board of the YMCA of Greater Hartford; Danielle L. Smith, manager of community affairs for United Technologies Corporation, and United Technologies/YMCA Wesley A. Kuhrt Youth Citizenship Award winner Lucia Osman.