The Southampton Youth Association, Inc
has been a pillar organization in the community for 49 years. As we enter our 50th year, we celebrate the fun programming that we provide for kids, the various employment opportunities we offer for youth and adults, and the character development that has resulted from our efforts and leadership. This year, we unfortunately lost our devout leader, Rev. Dr. Marvin Dozier
. While we miss him dearly, we know that the best way to honor him is to continue to live out his legacy.
This is why we are establishing a scholarship. The Rev. Marvin Dozier Character and Community Scholarship
will be given to 2-3 Southampton High School seniors who have demonstrated strong character skills and growth and a commitment to the community through service. Rev. Dozier was a lifelong learner and an advocate for higher education and educational equity. Therefore, it is only appropriate that this scholarship goes towards the students' higher education and that the community steps in to support youth who have the potential to better our community and the world.