Each spring, the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church hosts this dinner at Villa Borghese where they recognize and salute young men for their achievements and transition to adulthood. Jay was honored along with five other students from Roy C. Ketcham, John S. Burke Catholic, Arlington and Beacon high schools. All display a devotion to their studies and God while looking for ways to give back to the communities in which they live. Jay is very involved in feeding the homeless programs and volunteers as a teacher at basketball camps for children. He became a member of BMBC in 2007 and comments, “I am so blessed to have had so many wonderful people to watch and help me become a young man.”