Though the holidays are over, 17-year-old Remington Youngblood’s spirit of giving — and helping those in need — has not diminished.
In fact, in the last six years, the Lambert High School senior has only worked harder to help those in need, by expanding his student-led nonprofit, Change 4 Georgia, or C4G, which he started at age 10.
While the 317,000 books — collected for the literacy initiative — is impressive, he also said C4G has collected thousands of pounds worth of goods, cards and letters to send to troops overseas.
“As a team we have been very successful,” he said. “For our student veterans, we’ve given out over ten thousand dollars’ worth of scholarships. But my main goal was [never] just military — I wanted students to get involved because that was a big issue I had in trying to find community service opportunities.”
Youngblood’s junior executive board does just that.