Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Women's History Month Speaker March 15, 2015 - Cynthia Revels Young

Cynthia's life experience includes being the only child of loving parents Ulysses and Gabriella Revels. As a young girl, she was constantly reminded by her civil servant parents that service to others, educational obtainment, a love of self and love of God should be the hallmarks of your life. Cynthia in turn added her own, the Fifth Commandment; Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Educationally, Cynthia is the product of a Chicago experience: St. Edmunds, Longwood Academy, Illinois State and Roosevelt University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. Despite her vast educational achievement, Cynthia remains a hand on practitioner, often describing her life's passion as a mission. In 2005, School District 157 honored  Cynthia as its first Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Her many years as a Special Education teacher and now administrator, were recognized as a mark of excellence. She not only inspires others by her work ethic, but has taken on the personal responsibility of being guardian to her special cousin Paul.

Cynthia believes in the message of Isaiah 11:6, the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a child shall lead them.

She joinedthe congregation of Martin Temple as a young girl. Her mother soon followed with her father coming later. She currently serves as the Chicago District President of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society and is a candidate for General Superintendent of the Buds of Promise Juvenile Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Other ecumenical affiliations include World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, Church Women United, and National Council of Negro Women.

The best measurement of a person's commitments is to gauge their passions. Cynthia has embarked on a mission to raise the specter and ravages of childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes. To her own sisters and brothers in the missionary, she sends challenges to them to become involved in winning the the world for Christ. And no bio of Cynthia would be complete without including her passion for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority incorporated and her long standing relationship with her book club "In the Company of My Sisters".

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