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Local Student Selected as a Disney Summer of Service Winner to Create Positive Change in Her Community

Posted On: 2017-11-27 08:43 PM

Show Low, AZ November 27, 2017 — Elizabeth Prouty, 12th Grade Student, Age 17 from Sequoia Village High School in Show Low has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through YSA (Youth Service America). The grant will support Prouty in leading a community service project that addresses the local issue of Hunger.  

Service activities take place during November and December, 2017, in conjunction with a K-12 Sequoia Village School PTO sponsored food drive. The grant money will be used to purchase turkeys and fresh produce for the recipients of the food boxes to help feed families during the holidays.

Prouty is one of 270 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to organize projects to help make their communities healthier, greener and stronger. Grantees will educate and mobilize their peers around the issue of hunger, creating solutions to through awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropic activities. Prouty also serves on the AZ Governor's Youth Commission and is Student Council President at Sequoia Village High School.

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Founded in 1986, YSA (Youth Service America) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world's population under age 25, YSA's mission is to help young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.  For more information, visit www.YSA.org.

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