Orlando, FL, January 17, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Benjamin Mack-Jackson, 16-year-old founder of the nonprofit WWII Veterans History Project is honored for his outstanding community service.
This week, YSA recognized 16-year-old Benjamin Mack-Jackson of Clermont, Florida as an Everyday Young Hero for his work with the WWII Veterans History Project.
Mack-Jackson’s work has had a huge impact on his community and has been expanding across the United States. As a teenager, he has dedicated a significant part of his life to educating his generation, and future generations not just about WWII, but about history, veterans, compassion, generosity, bravery, and giving back. He encourages young people to find their passion and create a voice for themselves. He has motivated, educated, and inspired people of all ages, over the past three and a half years through interactive presentations and the Traveling Museum of WWII he created. History is not often taught hands-on, and Benjamin is changing that. His nonprofit is run entirely on donations and volunteers. He has single-handedly raised every dollar that has funded trips across the country for veteran interviews and speaking engagements, all of the museum displays, and equipment for professional quality interviews and editing. He motivates audiences as a keynote speaker, educates students and excites them about history, and continues to give back to veterans. You can learn more about Benjamin and his work at ww2veteranshistoryproject.com and follow his progress at www.facebook.com/ww2veteranshistoryproject.
“We know that young people are uniquely suited to help solve problems - if given the opportunity,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president of YSA. “Today’s social and environmental problems are immense; we need youth in this country to be leaders and problem solvers today, not just the leaders of a distant tomorrow.”
The Everyday Young Hero award recognizes young people who are actively engaged in serving their communities and acting as a role model to other potential change makers. It is a chance to shine a spotlight on Everyday Young Heroes in our communities who would otherwise go unnoticed. To see and learn about YSA’s Everyday Young Heroes visit www.YSA.org/awards/eyh.
YSA (Youth Service America) helps young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. YSA activates, funds, trains, and recognizes young people ages 5-25 and their adult partners. Our vision is a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. For more information, visit www.YSA.org.
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Michael Minks, VP of Operations
YSA (Youth Service America)
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