Dallas chef and executive director of Café Momentum, Chad Houser, has been chosen as one of the United States Junior Chamber’s (Jaycees) 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. For 77 years, the United States Junior Chamber has recognized men and women who are between ages 18 to 40 for their community engagement.
“Every year, the United States Junior Chamber recognizes the accomplishments of ten individuals who are truly outstanding, and 2015 is no different,” said Jennifer Ray, President of the US Jaycees, in an email. “Through an intense judging process, these ten individuals being honored as recipients of the USJC Ten Outstanding Young American recognition are truly accomplished in their fields, in giving back to their communities, and in promoting that “service to humanity is the best work of life. These ten individuals represent the best of the best and individuals we should strive to emulate in our everyday actions. It is my honor to present them their TOYA award in Nashville, TN and to know without a doubt, as inscribed on the base of the award that, ‘the hope of mankind lies in the hands of youth in action.’ Each Honoree has shown a commitment to that hope, reminding all Americans that no problem is too difficult when handled with grace, ingenuity, courage, and determination.”
So, what does Chad Houser think of being recognized? “I’m very honored and grateful. This award says more about the amazing kids that we work with than it does about me. I hope they revel in this accomplishment,” he explained earlier today.
The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Embassy Suites Nashville Airport Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The full list of honorees can be found here.