SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A sixth grader at Expeditionary Learning Middle School has been named one of America’s Top 10 Youth Volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Samaia Goodrich, 11, organized a fundraiser to buy Christmas presents for those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Goodrich was able to collect donations of food, clothing, toys and gift cards for those in need.
Goodrich also started the LOVE Project in elementary school, which stands for Let Our Voice Echo.
The LOVE Project worked to clean up schools grounds and neighboring parks.