Area Teen Volunteers Recognized
KSAL Staff - June 25, 2014 9:00 am
Area youth from Salina, Abilene, Great Bend, and Inman are among volunteers being rewarded by Kohl’s Department Stores.
According to the company, the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-five youth from Kansas will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts.
These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 22,000 kids, including the 2014 winners, with more than $4.3 million in scholarships and prizes. Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.
Central Kansas winners include 12-year-old Lindsay Brown from Salina, 17-year-old Sage Tokach from Abilene, 17-year-old Sarah Niederee from Great Bend, and 10-year-old Caden Monroe from Inman.