The Fresno Center for Non-Violence will give its Way of Peace award to a child for the first time at its annual event in Fresno on June 18.
The center said Danay Ferguson will be recognized for her development of a nonprofit program at age 8 called “Reading Heart” that serves children in hospitals and under-served communities. Ferguson developed the nonprofit as a way to share her passion for reading with other children.
The award ceremony, which includes other winners, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community United Church of Christ in Fresno. The center has given the Way of Peace award every year since its beginning 24 years ago to “extraordinary members of the community who have done something outstanding.”