Annually, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County awards the Charles Martin "Touch of Life" scholarship to provide local, African-American scholars with financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education. The late Charles E. Martin Sr., was the executive director for the YMCA Urban Youth Services Program for over 20 years, challenging youth to set goals and pursue their dreams. Based on Martin's legacy, the Community Foundation offers $5,000 (renewable for up to four years) in tuition assistance for African-American high school seniors in St. Joseph County. Charles Martin Scholars are also awarded a $2,500 summer internship. This year's recipient is Talent Search alumna, Myracle Newsome. A 2016 graduate of Trinity High School, Newsome will attend Purdue University in the fall to major in philosophy, art, and animation. Newsome is currently interning with St. Margaret's House local day shelter in South Bend, where she works with the center's children. Myracle is true example of Mr. Martin's legacy.