The Youth Champion Award recognizes local leaders in Massachusetts whose words and deeds prove their commitment to lifting up the youth of the community. Past honorees include the late Boston Mayor Tom Menino and former Gov. Deval Patrick.
Dr. Williams spoke about ‘Finding Your Inner Super Hero’ and said that she “created Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo to be a powerful girl superhero who models for girls that they can crash through the glass ceilings and believe that ‘Not Even the Sky is the Limit’. By engaging children in fun and exciting adventures, Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo breaks stereotypes about what a scientist looks like and promotes the importance of reading.”
“I was deeply humbled to have received the Youth Champion Award. This incredibly impactful organization is dedicated to empowering young people from Boston’s inner city with the skills and confidence to succeed in school and in life through an after-school tutoring program and summer camp.”