Birmingham DYS Director gets service award

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - An honor was given on Wednesday for the Director of the Birmingham mayor's office division of youth services.

Executive Director Cedric Sparks was awarded the 2009 FBI Community Leadership Award.

Sparks has been with the Division of Youth Services since 1998. He is actively involved in programs designed to help Birmingham youth. Sparks also works with FOX6 on the Kids and Jobs Program.

Early next year, the Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, will present a formal award to sparks in Washington D.C.