Lexington activist gets same award YMCA gave his mother 27 years ago

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- On Saturday, Lexington artist and activist Devine Carama was honored with an award from the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Black Achievers.

It is the same award his mother, Jackie Spaulding, received 27 years ago.

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Carama won his award for youth advocacy in Lexington. He rapped outside for 48 hours this winter to raise money for a kids’ coat drive. He also mentors young men as part of his Sons of Single Mothers and Believing in Forever organizations.

His mother spoke to students about the importance of education and fundraised for Habitat for Humanity while working at Kroger in Lexington

The Black Achievers Program got its start in the 80s as a way to help students in grades 6-12 get ready for college and careers.