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Youth Volunteer of the Year - Aidan Sova
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award: honors individuals who are age 25 or younger who have already begun making a significant difference in their community through service.
AIDAN SOVA of Jackson is dedicated to making the world a better place and leave a legacy of hope. He has worked very hard to overcome some major hurdles in his life and maintain a positive attitude. Aidan chose to be an active and engaged community leader, who is always inspiring his peers to serve. He is the co-coordinator of Leaf Relief, a teen volunteer effort to rake for the needy, co-coordinator of Thanksgiving Giving, an annual food drive and fundraiser at Jackson High, a member of the Jackson County Community Foundation YAC, and he helped start the Purple Viking Project to raise money for Alzheimer research. It is his plan to go to college and then start his own nonprofit to help youth. “Aidan has introduced many people to the joy of volunteering and ‘giving back’ to their community, and helps them find their niches in community service too,” said Kathleen Lavery, Aidan’s nominator. “He will have a positive impact wherever he is; Jackson is a better place because he is here.”