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Watts resident honored for teaching healthy food options


Last month, McDonald’s launched “Future 22,” a new creative campaign that celebrates the work of 22 young, gifted, and Black leaders whose passion and talent are creating meaningful change in communities across the country.

Marveon Mabon of Watts has been selected as a Future 22 honoree, highlighted for his teaching kids about health food options by building community gardens, which also serve as safe spaces for neighborhood kids and a home base for his anti-bullying program. Mabon joins the likes of other young Black leaders focused on creating a better future for the next generation.

“The Future 22 is a group of young leaders whose commitment to the community inspired this campaign. We couldn’t be more excited that Marveon is being recognized for making a positive mark on our community,” said Nicole Enearu, owner of a number of local McDonald’s franchises. “Marveon serves as an embodiment of the McDonald’s commitment to fostering bright futures in the communities we serve.”

In addition to television, radio and digital advertising, McDonald’s will release original content to tell the Future 22 stories, feeding and fostering these young leaders’ drive by amplifying their voices. Mabon’s individual story is featured on  McDonald’s YouTube Channel and Instagram @wearegolden.

“Being part of McDonald’s Future 22 gives me the platform to share the work that I’m doing for my community,” says Marveon Mabon McDonald’s Future 22, “Knowing that McDonald’s recognizes and supports me, further fuels my grind and makes me beyond grateful to be part of this campaign.”