Congrats to 17-year-old Emma Astrike-Davis, a junior at Cary Academy has been named one of America’s top ten youth volunteers of the year by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The ceremony was held yesterday in the nation’s capital. Emma founded “ART FOR HOSPICE” five years ago and has recruited hundreds of students in several schools to create more than 1,000 Pieces of art for terminally ill patients in hospice centers, nursing homes and VA- hospitals.
Over 30-Thousand youth volunteers were considered this year for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Emma receives $6,000, an engraved gold medallion and a $5,000 grant for the charity of her choice.