DHL, the world's leading international express services provider, and WE, a family of organizations that makes doing good doable, today announced the winners of the third annual DHL Youth Volunteer Fellowship Awards program. Launched in 2016, the Fellowship recognizes exceptional young Americans who are moving the needle on some of today's pressing social issues through transformative actions that create lasting impact. The program empowers youth by participating in mentorship and leadership-building opportunities presented through the prize package.
The 2019 winners recently returned from a life-changing ME to WE culturally immersive trip to Ecuador where they met like-minded youth and contributed to WE's international development model, WE Villages. While in Ecuador, winners also witnessed the support DHL provides to the ME to WE artisan program, shipping handmade artisan products from Ecuador to North America and beyond. Click here to access the Electronic Press Kit complete with photos and video footage from the 2019 winners' trip.
Open to applicants aged 13 to 18 from the states of Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Washington, and California, the award asked candidates to highlight what actions they have taken to make an impact in their community or beyond. A judging panel of influential thought and community leaders, led by Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S., and Marc Kielburger, co-founder of WE, selected the winners.
The 2019 DHL Youth Volunteer Fellowship Award winners include:
Pablo Ramirez, 16, McAllen, Texas
Mari Young, 18, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Sophia DeMarco, 15, Enumclaw, Washington
Hannah Yanover, 15, Los Angeles, California
Ryan Keller, 15, Plymouth, Minnesota
Izzie Segal, 14, Lincolnshire, Illinois
"As evidenced by the Fellowship program, today's generation of youth has an unrelenting passion for social change and continues to have a real impact on the lives of those in their communities and beyond," said Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S. "DHL is proud to invest in these outstanding young change-makers, providing them with life-changing experiences and unique mentoring opportunities that will help them develop and flourish as our next generation of leaders. I thank all of the candidates we evaluated, as well as their families, for articulating the kind of values that DHL stands for—namely, connecting people and improving their lives."
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