Meet Our Youth of the Year 2017 Candidates – Christopher Williamson of our Port of LA Club
“It is my duty to acknowledge and bring light to social problems in our communities, with the goal of starting the conversation on how we as young adults that come from diverse backgrounds can start doing the groundwork on changing the issues at large.”
Christopher is a senior at Port of Los Angeles High School, and plans on attending a four year university to study business. He continues to strive for academic success, earning academic recognition through the Dean’s List as well as the California Scholarship Federation. He is the president of the Black Student Union, a boy scout and is an accomplished athlete. He has played on junior varsity and varsity basketball teams, is a LA Marathon Finisher, and a Lakers Grant “Basketball Court Makeover” Spokesperson. His academic accomplishments allow him to “pave a street of success for African Americans and minorities to follow.”
In addition to his academic and athletic success, Christopher is an active member of the community. He is a member of the Keystone Leadership Program and the Port of Los Angeles basketball team, as both a player and a coach. He was awarded the 2015 Athlete of the Year for his exceptional sportsmanship and dedication. He is a self-proclaimed “Sneakerhead” and credits his passion for sneakers in “driving me to become more successful, by integrating what I love with my goals, and what I strive to be.”
Ultimately Christopher wants attend a four year college to study business and become a business owner.