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July 23, 2008 > Fremont youth receives regional award

Fremont youth receives regional award

Kohl's honors youth service and leadership; scholarship recipients qualify for national award

Submitted By Kohl's

America's youth contribute more than 1.3 billion hours of community service each year, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Kohl's Kids Who Care(r) Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young people who make a difference in their communities through volunteering. Recently, Kohl's Department Stores rewarded nearly 200 young volunteers nationwide with $1,000 scholarships.

"Today's winners truly are role models in their local communities," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "By recognizing their efforts and sharing their stories through the Kohl's Kids Who Care(r) Scholarship Program, we hope to inspire other children and adults to volunteer and make a difference."

The local recipient of a $1,000 scholarship is Sejal Hathi, age 16, of Fremont, who developed Girls Helping Girls. This is a group that empowers girls worldwide through cultural exchange, social change, and education.

Winners were selected based on initiative, leadership, creativity, and generosity. Regional winners are being considered for one of 10 national scholarships worth $5,000 apiece. Kohl's also will contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner; the names of the national winners will be announced at the end of July.

For more information or a list of Kids Who Care winners, visit www.kohlskidswhocare.com.

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