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Friday, November 17, 2017

As a child, Kendall created Kids Caring 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that raised money to benefit children in Africa who’d been orphaned by AIDS. Over her 12 years as the nonprofit’s executive director, Kids Caring 4 Kids touched the lives of nearly 10,000 children living in sub-Saharan Africa and mobilized nearly 15,000 kids to raise over $1 million. Today, Kendall is living in New York City and working as an associate producer for opinion video at the news site Mic.

We sat down with Kendall earlier this year to hear more about her service and what she’s doing today. 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

In high school, Jordan created Students Performing Amazing Musicals (S.P.A.M.), a nonprofit student-run theater company that gave local students the chance to participate in musical theater. Now a professional actor living in Washington, D.C., Jordan is also founder of a private consulting business called POP! Education, working with schools around the country to create arts-based lesson plans.

We sat down with Jordan earlier this year to hear more about his service and what he’s doing today.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

In 2003, we honored Jacob Komar for his program, Computers for Communities, that restored and upgraded outdated computers and donated them to families that couldn’t afford them. He served as CEO of the program for 13 years, and broadened its work to include other initiatives aimed at bridging the digital divide. Today, Jacob is an active volunteer with FIRST Robotics and founder and CEO of Fresh Local 52, LLC, an indoor vertical farm designed to use significantly fewer natural resources than traditional agricultural farms.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

In middle school, Glennita collected snacks and personal care items (including more than 600 pounds of Twinkies) for shipment to American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now a political science student at Northern Illinois University, Glennita has introduced her program, America’s Guardian Angels, to students and faculty, and joined forces with other military organizations to assist troops, veterans and their families. 

We sat down with Glennita earlier this year to hear more about her service and what she’s doing today.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Making of a Youth Volunteer: Exploring the factors that drive young people to give back. 

In our first installment, we speak with three parents of recent honorees to examine the role of family in bringing up a volunteer.

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