MINNEAPOLIS -- The sound of drums echoed throughout the Powerhorn Community Center Monday afternoon as a pair of individuals were recognized for outstanding service.

Inside the room a potpourri of people. Young and old. Black and white.

In August of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the world in part "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

And on Monday, what happened inside Powerhorn spoke to the vision of Dr. King. Among the crowd, dozens of children associated with the organization YouthCARE--- Youth for Cultural Appreciation and Racial Equality.

The organization provides employment opportunities and programs that help children like Abbinasir Abdulkadir of Minneapolis reach his goals.

"It is all about getting to know people and (they) help you to succeed and flourish," the 15-year-old said.

Abdulkadir and others in the organization praised their co-founder of the organization, Craig Luedemann.

"He is a really good man. And, I think he has a really strong heart because he has been holding onto YouthCARE for a really long time," Maiya Xiong said.

Luedemann was one of two awarded the 2014 Local Legends Award for his community service in the Twin Cities at the annual MLK Breakfast.

Also awarded, Robin Hickman. She is the CEO and executive producer of Soul Touch Productions.

The award recognizes individuals serving with distinction in the Twin Cities.

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