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Unplugged selected as a finalist for Non-Profit Leadership Innovation Award

Oct. 13, 2016

students with MHS club Unplugged poseUnplugged, a local youth organization in Monticello, has been selected as a finalist for Non-Profit Leadership Innovation Award and will present during the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s Annual Leadership Summit on Oct. 18 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

The summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finalists will present at 1:00 p.m.

This year’s summit, themed “Creative Engagement for Healthier Communities,” will include well-known speakers and panelists from all over the country. The Summit will bring together civic, business, and nonprofit leaders to discuss the region’s challenges and to identify new opportunities for improving health, individual well-being, and quality of life in our local communities.

students in the club Unplugged sit in a roomUnplugged has been selected for their creative programs in Monticello High School and SUNY Sullivan. Founded in 2013 by pastors Francheska and Fernando Ramos, Unplugged is an organization dedicated to building up youth into productive parts of the community by encouraging use of creative arts and biblical principles. In partnership with local non-profit organization leaders, parents, and school staff, they have created two official clubs based out of SUNY Sullivan and Monticello High School that use students’ natural inclination towards creative arts in order to change their environment in a positive way.

For more information about the Unplugged programs, contact Francheska Boria Ramos at (845) 665-1359 or visit For more information about the Leadership Summit program, visit