In an effort to reach a segment of the population often neglected or not reached, Judge Sid Eagles and several members of the Wake County Bar Association participate in the public service program for minority youths entitled "Lunch with a Lawyer". This summer program is made up of minority youth who spend the summer working for the City of Raleigh, and allows for an informal setting in which the youth can ask questions, share interests, exchange ideas, aspirations and personal stories. The goal of the program is to create role models for the youth, with a belief that quite frequently one has a lasting role model from a casual encounter. The program has about 2,000 alumni, one of which is currently an Assistant District Attorney of Wake County, and has been going strong since 1995.
For his service with this program for 15 years, Sid was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award on October 7th during a City Council Meeting by Councilmember John Odom, on behalf of Raleigh’s Mayor Nancy McFarlane. This is another accolade for his already stellar career and service for people.