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Youth Volunteer of the Year - Jocelyn Hines
Jocelyn Hines has shown incredible passion for activism and advocacy for women, people of color and prosperity in her community. The 25-year-old Michigan State University alumnus is a natural-born leader who has dedicated her life to organizing strong community neighborhoods and being a bold voice for social justice. She created the Muskegon Young Black Professionals – a group that has become a safe space for young professionals of color to network and develop their skills in a professional workforce. She has spent hundreds of hours serving communities and leading the discussion for change. She’s currently working on making an impact at the local and governmental level by working on campaigns and building relationships between county government members and the community. Her reputation in the community has grown with her work to organize groups and initiate positive change. She has become a role model to young people as she serves as a catalyst for helping peoples’ voices to be heard.