Stephanie Choroser, Abington

“I have always understood that reading is a key to academic success in all subjects. I found that a few schools had significant percentage of children with “below basic” reading scores. […]

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Amy Callaghan, Upper Darby

The community has given me so much to succeed and be a better person, no matter how much I do for them, they have given so much more to me. I feel that my services have made the community a much better place and home for people. […]

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Kathryn Bowser, Villa Maria

“Volunteering begins with a simple spark of selfless love that grows and spreads like wildfire and returns to the giver with incredible power. I believe service, though small, builds something much greater. It starts those little fires that brighten our world.”

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Lauren Bohn, Villa Maria

“I will never lose my child-like desire to become a band-aid for the world. Even if the band-aid only adheres for an hour in someone’s life, that is one hour when I know I helped to heal a person. It only takes one moment to improve the world and I plan to embrace many moments.”

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Meesha Ackridge Edison/Fareira

“Seeing the children’s faces lighting up with joy, as we distributed the toys to them, gave me a warm feeling inside. It was something I have never experienced before, and I knew it was the joy of giving.”

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Gerl Yemgushova, Northeast

“Knowing what it feels like not to have a “normal” house and wanting to help others, I joined Interact Club in my school, where a group of students would get together and help out Habitat for Humanity. The fact that I helped to build a house and maybe even a new life for the homeless, […]

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Mat Tomezsko, St. Joe’s Prep

“I firmly believe in the power of children. The littlest things in everyday life can end up shaping their future. I give them positive reinforcement all the while in hopes of building their confidence in themselves. I feel like I make a difference by just making them smile.”

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Abbie Klinghoffer, Abington

“One thing that I realized because of the Ambassadors program is that one can make a significant impact when he or she initiates a project with a distinct vision in mind. For the book drive, my vision was to combat the disease of indifference by providing education through literature.”

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Debra Lynn August, Archbishop Prendergast High School

“Sometimes high school students are underestimated as far as their concern for issues that may not directly affect them. We have shown […]

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Alicia Denby, Youth Build Charter School

“I know that I stepped up and let my voice be heard. I am a proud citizen of my community and every day that I see my community I am so overwhelmed by what I had to go through to make it a better place. Every time I walk through my neighborhood.”

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