This year eight ALP book drive organizers received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work helping to start libraries in Africa. The awardees range in age from 10-17 and live all across the U.S. from California to New Hampshire. They share a dedication to literacy and community service!
“I am so grateful to receive this award as well as being a part of this organization. The African Library has been such an amazing experience. It is honestly one of the most hands on and engaging organizations to work with. It has been such an eye opening experience. I cannot wait to continue volunteering and changing lives.” Shammruthi Ananth, age 16, of San Ramon, CA, is on her fourth book drive now.
All of our honorees this year have made a difference, and we congratulate them on their awards.