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Georgia youth honored by national award for heroic service activity

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BOULDER, Colo. — Remington Youngblood, 16, of Duluth, has been named a 2017 honoree by the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates 25 young people – some named as winners and some named as honorees – who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. This year’s Barron Prize honorees are a diverse group of young leaders chosen from more than 400 applicants across North America.

Remington created Change4Georgia, a non-profit that has raised over $3 million in cash and in-kind donations to support a variety of causes. Since founding the group as a 10-year-old, Remington has collected and sent nearly $50,000 worth of care package items and 4,000 boxes of oatmeal to troops overseas. He has also awarded nearly $11,000 in college scholarships to student veterans. To help promote literacy, Change4Georgia has collected and distributed more than 300,000 books and has built, painted and filled bookshelves for homeless shelters. Remington’s group has also delivered approximately 5,000 bouquets of donated flowers to the elderly, delivered nearly 4,000 sweet treats to local first responders, and donated sleeping bags, sports equipment, and toys to those living in homeless shelters.

For more information, visit barronprize.org.


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