From the blurb that introduced Daphnee:
As a high school freshman in 2003, Daphnee helped to found the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT), a youth-led, adult-supported social change project that empowers women to take action on issues that affect their lives. The YWAT believes that through collective action, consciousness-raising and organizing they can end violence against girls and young women. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “For girls who are in abusive dating relationships, tired of being groped by unfamiliar men on the CTA or dreading the walks to and from school for fear of boys and men who harass them, Daphnee Rene is a champion.” Daphnee has been recognized as a “Champion of Change” by Women Employed, and one of “50 People Who Make Chicago a Better Place” by the Chicago-Sun Times. She currently attends DePaul University, where she plans to obtain a degree in Sociology and Philosophy.
The following Youtube Video aired at the awards ceremony in March 2010 and highlights the honorees including Daphnee: