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Mentor of the Year - Stacie Zotkovich
Stacie Zotkovich has served more than 10,000 hours to mentor, inspire and empower young women. The former Mrs. Michigan advocates for anti-bullying and suicide prevention by mentoring with a focus on self-identity and mindfulness. She has served 2,700 hours at schools to encourage young women to build positive self-esteem, health and wellness. Stacie has also volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach, providing elementary school girls mental, fundamental and physical skills utilized in everyday life. She has served 1,200 hours with the program since 2014, playing a key role in the development of young girls. Stacie has volunteered with nearly 100 other community organizations, serving as a motivational speaker, fundraiser and any other way she can help those in need. She uses her amazing optimism and passion to support others to identify how they can make a difference. Stacie has impacted the lives of countless young girls and aided their development into strong women. “Her positive words and motivation really helped me to strengthen myself when I thought I couldn’t,” said one student.