Impact Leaders 2024

Gaby Meda & Giselle Reyes

Gaby and Giselle’s were awarded 2024 New Rochelle Citizens of the Year for their courageous and selfless actions in aiding a young girl who was being victimized. Their actions prevented a crime and truly embody the essence of heroism. Despite the potential risks to their own safety, they acted swiftly and decisively to help prevent further harm to the victim, demonstrating extraordinary bravery and compassion.

Their exemplary conduct is not an isolated incident but rather a reflection of their longstanding commitment to serving their community. Throughout the Young Coaches Program (YCP), Gaby and Gisselle have consistently shown dedication to the well-being of children, parents, and the community at large.

In their roles as supervisors and assistant managers within the YCP, Gaby and Giselle have been instrumental in nurturing a positive and supportive environment for all participants. From coaching and training young girls in soccer to assisting families with registration and addressing concerns in both English and Spanish, they have tirelessly worked to ensure that everyone feels welcome and supported.

Their leadership, dedication, and compassion make them shining examples within the Young Coaches Program and beyond. By embodying the values of empathy, integrity, and service, Gaby and Giselle have earned the admiration and respect of their peers and mentors.

In recognition of their outstanding contributions, Gaby and Giselle are rightfully honored as YCP Impact Leaders. Their actions serve as a testament to the transformative power of kindness and solidarity, inspiring others to follow their lead in making a positive difference in the lives of those around them.

Judah Johnson

Judah Johnson’s journey through West Point was not just about achieving personal success; it was about using his education and skills to uplift others, particularly the youth in his community. From a young age, Judah had a deep-seated desire to serve, especially when it came to mentoring and empowering children.

Even as he pursued his engineering degree at West Point, Judah remained committed to his community. During breaks from his rigorous academic schedule, he would return home to work with the young coaches program, a local initiative focused on developing leadership skills and character in children through sports.

For Judah, the time spent working with the young coaches program was more than just a volunteer opportunity – it was a chance to give back and make a difference in the lives of those who needed it most. He saw firsthand the impact that positive role models and mentorship could have on shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

The lessons Judah learned from his experiences with the Young Coaches Program were invaluable during his time at West Point. The leadership, character development, and dedication he had cultivated in his work with the children translated seamlessly into his studies and military training. He approached every challenge with the same passion and determination, knowing that his efforts were not just for himself, but for the betterment of his community and country.

Judah graduated from West Point with his engineering degree and immediately returned to volunteer his time working once again with YCP. His dedication to serving others, particularly the youth, was recognized and celebrated by his peers and mentors.

In honor of his commitment to making a difference, Judah is designated as the YCP (Young Coaches Program) Impact Leader, a distinct title that symbolizes his role as a beacon of inspiration and hope for the next generation. His dedication, values and accomplishments at West Point were not just a reflection of his academic prowess but also of his unwavering dedication to serving others and leaving a positive impact on the world around him.

Congratulations To Our High School Graduates

Jacky Arias
Isabel Ayala
Charlie Bases
Ethan Johnson

Jacky, Isabel, Ethan and Charlie,

We are thrilled to congratulate you on your outstanding achievement –successfully completing high school! It is incredible accomplishment that demonstrates your hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

We are particularly proud of your journey with the Young coaches Program, which began in the middle school. Your passion and enthusiasm for working with kids and giving back to the community have been truly inspiring. Through this program, you have developed valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, management, and working with children.

Your commitment to the program has been evident not only on the field but also off it. Your dedication to your studies and personal growth is a testament to your character and work ethic. We are thrilled to learn that you have been accepted into top universities to further your education.

The Young coaches program is honored to have had as part of our team. We are proud of the young adults you have become and the impact you will continue to make in the lives of others. As you embark on this new chapter of your journey, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Please know that you will always be part of the Young Coaches Program family, and we look forward to seeing the amazing things you will achieve.

Congratulations again on your graduation!


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