Orchard Park student, Stoney Creek Junior Citizen honouree Muneeb Muzaffar a champion for Riverdale

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By Mike Pearson

Even while making plans to move away for university, Muneeb Muzaffar remains committed to making his Riverdale neighbourhood a better place.

Muzaffar, the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Citizen of the Year, is laying the groundwork for other teens to continue his community building work.

The 17-year-old Orchard Park Secondary School student is helping to launch a new youth group, the Friday Night Teen Program, at the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre. And he’s continuing to take a leadership role at the Riverdale Community Salad Bowl Garden, which is preparing for its second growing season at the park adjacent to Lake Avenue Elementary School.

Muzaffar is leaning towards the Commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston. He hopes to one day become a chief executive officer.

“I think I want to start my own organization for youth,” said Muzaffar.

As the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton’s community animator for the Riverdale Community Salad Bowl Garden, Muzaffar is now recruiting volunteers to help with the effort this summer. The garden is designed to promote food security while producing fresh produce for Riverdale-area residents.

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