Thurs, 8/9: AG Racine to Honor District Youth at Right Direction Awards Ceremony

Attorney General Karl A. Racine will host the fourth annual Attorney General's Right Direction Awards. These awards celebrate young people who have overcome significant challenges, are putting themselves on a successful life path, and are effecting positive change in their communities. OAG will be presenting awards to 36 District youth, ranging in age from 12 to 24, to honor their remarkable achievements.

This year's keynote speaker is Zion Kelly, twin brother of Zaire Kelly, a former Right Direction Award winner whose life was cut short due to gun violence. Zion has become a national advocate to end gun violence and an inspiration to those working to make our communities safer.

Thursday, August 9
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Old Council Chambers
441 4th Street NW, First Floor                                   

In addition to Attorney General Racine and Zion Kelly, speakers include:

  • The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
    Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Phil Mendelson
    Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

Media who are interested in interviewing an awardee, please contact Marrisa Geller at