At a time when young people are making headlines, but not always for the right reasons, the Niagara Ministerial Council, Inc., is recognizing the many young people making a positive difference, but at times getting overlooked.

At 6 p.m. Friday, the council is hosting “Celebration of Our Headliners” at the Doris Jones Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St.

Stephanie Cowart, executive director of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, will be the guest speaker for the event. She is active in the community and a dedicated youth advocate.

Youths being honored include:

• Demetrius Scott of Damascus Baptist Church

• Olivia Merchant of Old Pathway Holiness Church

• Jamie Howard of St. Mark Open Door Baptist Church

• Dominique Cox of Lily of the Valley Baptist Church

• Jasmine West of St. John AME Church

• Javon Johnson of Trinity Baptist Church

• Joella Norman of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church

• Ebony Jones of Damascus Baptist Church will receive the scholarship award.

The Rev. Patricia Alston is chairperson of the event and the Rev. Rosalind Baugh is the co-chair. The Rev. Harvey Kelley is president of the council.

Tickets for Friday’s event are $15. For more information, call 282-8345.

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