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Yours Humanly Names Two Teens as Recipients of Its Children Have the Power to Empower Award
Quarterly award recognizes outstanding acts of goodness performed by young people
By: Yours Humanly
Kerry Koranteng, 14, of Chicago, Illinois, received the Children Have the Power to Empower Award for the outstanding acts of goodness she performs through the KerryK Foundation, the nonprofit she founded to help desperately poor children in Ghana by providing shoes to those who daily go barefoot in harsh and unsafe conditions. She has donated more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to underserved children, and raised more than $4,000 to cover the cost of shipping and transporting the shoes directly to those in need.
Steven Hoffen, 14, of New York, New York, received the Children Have the Power to Empower Award for the outstanding acts of goodness he performs through Growing Peace, the nonprofit he founded to help people around the world suffering from food insecurity and hunger. He has raised more than $15,000 to buy, build, and install a hydroponics system at a food bank in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hoffen plans to bring that program to the United States next year.
"We commend Kerry and Steven for their compassion and extraordinary efforts on behalf of others," says Yours Humanly Founder & CEO Sunny Singh. "Our Children Have the Power to Empower award recipients are making a profound difference in the lives of others and we must encourage them to continue to do what they can to ease life's journey for those who struggle."
Award recipients receive a personalized certificate and medal, and are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media. To read more about award recipients and their meaningful work and to nominate a child for the Children Have the Power to Empower Award, visit www.YoursHumanly.org and click on the Power to Empower tab.
About Yours Humanly, www.YoursHumanly.org
Driven by the belief that education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds global efforts to provide children in need access to quality education and equitable resources. While the programs and resources it provides vary among the countries and cultures in which it works, Yours Humanly's focus is always on transforming the lives of children in need through education. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
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