Youth Action’s very own Lexi Ivers, a junior at American University has been named a finalist for the elite Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a national award that funds $30,000 of the graduate studies of outstanding students. This award is for students who demonstrate a strong record of leadership and service to their campus and local communities. Lexi is a fine example of what we try to cultivate here at YA and that is: socially responsible leaders. She is also the founder of Junior Youth Action D.C., a YA program in Philadelphia that Lexi adopted in D.C.! The Foundation found this important to her selection and we are proud she made her YA experience important to her in college.
Check out Lexi’s work here- Lexi’s dedication to service launched with Youth Action during her junior year in high school and she hasn’t stopped. She is currently spearheading Junior Youth Action D.C. a campus organization at American which was inspired by our Junior Youth Action Program in D.C.. Lexi based the program on her on experiences as Director of Junior Youth Action with us here in Philadelphia. Take a look at this incredible write up on how she continues to do incredible service work about this based on the YA model in D.C.- http://www.american.edu/spa/news/lexi-ivers-02212017.cfm