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Suggs Recognized as Global Teen Leader

Christopher J. Suggs, founder of Kinston Teens and 2016 Global Teen Leader Kinston Teens is proud to announce that its Founder, President & CEO, Christopher J. Suggs, has been recognized as a 2016 Global Teen Leader by the Three Dot Dash initiative!


Three Dot Dash is an initiative of the We Are Family Foundation that recognizes and supports 25-35 young people each year who are making positive contributions to their community and the world. After a careful nomination process, the Global Teen Leaders were announced on Friday, December 11.


This global recognition will be very beneficial to Chris, Kinston Teens and the entire Kinston community. In March, he' will attend the all-expense paid 'Just Peace Summit' in New York City focused on leadership building, learning skills to communicate 'his story' on global platforms, and promoting peace and conflict resolution. Following the summit, Chris will be provided with an accomplished mentor and a stipend to assist in growing Kinston Teens over the next year.


Chris Suggs is a sophomore at Kinston High School, where he is dual-enrolled in online courses offered through Lenoir Community College. He is an officer of the school’s student government association, and a member of several student clubs. Chris also serves as a member of the Lenoir 2020 Committee, the NC Center for Safer Schools Student Advisory Committee, and several community boards and civic groups. Earlier this year, Chris was recognized as “one of 15 superkids who are going to change the world” by For more information about Chris and this recognition, visit and


The We Are Family Foundation was founded, and is chaired by, the legendary GRAMMY Award winning musician Nile Rodgers.


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