Archive - December 28, 2022

Honoring the Life of Harris Wofford

Honoring the Life of Harris Wofford

Harris Wofford always had high expectations for young people. He believed in their potential, he admired their passion, and he supported the institutions that gave them opportunities to make their mark. For that reason, I hope you will support The Wofford Awards. Youth Service America, where Harris served on the Board for two decades, is celebrating America’s Semiquincentennial in 2026 with a new campaign to double the percentage of young people volunteering, voting, leading, and participating in the public square. 2026 also happens to be Harris’ 100th birthday year. With your help, we are determined to expand the opportunities for young people to make our communities cleaner, greener, safer, smarter, healthier, and stronger. We recently did a prevalence study that shows youth participation in volunteering and voting hovers around 25%, meaning that we are leaving out three out of four young people. And they are missing the opportunity to practice the skills they . . .

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