CCDI hosted our annual Build Our Future Scholarship awards ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2023. This event marked a special program milestone as we not only awarded our largest class of recipients to date with $170,000 in scholarships, but also celebrated our first four college graduates who have secured full-time employment! The graduates were accompanied by program mentors who spoke on their individual journeys, achievements and involvement in the CCDI program throughout their high school and collegiate careers.

The ceremony continued with awarding four students the Richard Boyd, Jr. Memorial Trades Scholarship, to continue their education in trades related pathways at Ranken. CCDI created this memorial scholarship to honor Richard’s life and celebrate his memory. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Boyd for helping to present the awards and share their story with guests.