Austin J. Young

  • 1663 Coalcar Ct. SE , Kentwood, MI 49508
Austin J. Young

Education

Education
Aug 2015 - Apr 2019

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Morehouse College

Major in Urban Studies with a Minor in Music

May 2015 - Jun 2015

Summer Classes

Grand Rapids Community College

Enroll in English 101, Introduction to Philosophy and Comparative Government

Sep 2011 - May 2015

High School Diploma

East Kentwood High School

In the Global Tech Program that focused on group based and technology centered fast pace work in 9th and 10th grade.

Sep 2011 - May 2015

Student Council Member/President

East Kentwood High School

Oversee all projects and school dances that are planned by Student Council, assist other clubs/groups in the school and represent the school at various meetings. Also served as President of Student Council in 7th and 8th Grade at Crestwood Middle School.

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

Dual Enrollment

Cornerstone University

Enrolling in World History II, Biblical Hermeneutics and World Geography

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Aug 2015

Chief of Protocol

Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Lead and assist in organizing all worship services including processional, Lord’s Supper and recessional.

Mar 2013 - Aug 2015

Co-Youth Pastor

Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Plan youth activities and keep up with the welfare of youth in the local church.

Nov 2012 - Jul 2015

Episcopal Youth & Children Prayer Coordinator & Youth Assistant Chief of Protocol

Mid-West Episcopal District of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Coordinate, lead and organize all prayer activities and participation within the Midwest Area of the United States and also Trinidad and Tobago.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2015

Youth Council Member-at-Large

Western Michigan District of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Represent the youth of all the A.M.E. Zion Churches in the Western Michigan area at all Conference and connectional meetings.

Jun 2008 - Present

Licensed/Ordained Minister

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Authority to conduct worship and funerals, solemnize matrimony, administer the Lords Supper and Baptism, teach and preach.

Aug 2011 - May 2015

Youth Grant Committee Co-Chair

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Meet and assess youth issues within the city, develop a request for grant application process to address those needs with the committee, follow up with previous grantees, and conduct interviews, site visits and present grant recommendations to the Foundation's Board of Trustees, assist in the process of determining how $45,000 is dispersed to Non-Profit Organizations that benefit the youth of our community.

Oct 2013 - May 2015

Student Accompanist

Grand Rapids African American Youth Chorus

Accompany all songs performed by the Chorus at concerts, events and special invitations

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

WYCE Intern

Community Media Center

Assisted in daily radio news, edited and recorded interviews. Organized Radio stations library and selected music to be played on the air.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Intern

Grand Rapids City Hall

Job shadowed and assisted in work with Grand Rapids City Commissioners, Community Development department, Human Resources, the City Clerk and Financial Office.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Development & Community Engagement Intern

Grand Rapids Symphony

Assisted in planning and working different symphony events such as “PICNIC POPS.” Making tickets, programs, organizing volunteers and assisting in office work.

May 2013 - Apr 2015

African American Heritage Fund Advisory Committee Member

Grand Rapids Community Foudnation

Serve on the committee with many community, education and business leaders and help determine fund distribution for over $250,000 for the benefit of organizations.

Awards

Certifications
May 2011 - Present

Principal/Presidential Award

Crestwood Middle School

For outstanding leadership and community service at Crestwood Middle School

May 2006 - Present

Academic Award and Honor Roll

East Kentwood High School

Maintaining a 3.7 or higher

Jun 2012 - Present

Departmental Award for Global Tech 21st Century

East Kentwood High School

Award given to a leader within the Global Tech Department that exemplifies outstanding leadership within the classroom, hallways and abroad.

Apr 2014 - Present

Reaching As We Climb Award

Western Michigan District of the A.M.E. Zion Church

For outstanding service and commitment to St. Luke AME Zion Church, the AME Zion Church and abroad.

Oct 2014 - Present

Lay Council Award

St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church

In recognition of services rendered at St. Luke AME Zion Church during the 2013-2014 Conference year

Apr 2015 - Present

Congressional Medal of Merit Award

U.S. Representative Justin Amash

The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors.

Apr 2015 - Present

Achievement Award

Negro & Professional Women's Club of Grand Rapids

In recognition of the excellence in academics by the Grand Rapids Club of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

May 2015 - Present

Senior High Award

Kent County Education Association

Is hereby awarded in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and service to the community

Public Speaking

  • MEAP Testing Speech,  Crestwood Middle School: 2009

  • 6th Grade Orientation Speech,  Crestwood Middle School: 2010

  • 5th Grade Graduation Speech, Bowen Elementary: 2010

  • 8th Grade Graduation Speech, Gerald R. Ford Leadership Academy: 2014

  • Black History Keynote Speaker, East Kentwood High School: 2015

Numerous preaching engagements throughout the Midwest area

Objective

To obtain positions in Urban planning/management. Effecting local community policies, ordinances and laws. Advocating, educating and problem-solving on behalf of persons of all races, socioeconomic statuses, religions and backgrounds.

Community Service

  • In the Image: Organize and hand out clothes to those in need
  • Kid’s Food Basket: help pack lunches for children who do not have food after school
  • John Knox Food Pantry: Organize and donated food for homeless.
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation & LINC Revitalization: assist with community events

Skills

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Prezi
  • Proficient communication and leadership skills
  • Organized
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning and managing attributes
  • Mediator
  • Problem-solver

Certification

CPR Trained: 10/18/13-10/18/15