Yorktown High School senior Christine George is the recipient of the Westchester County Youth Board's 2013 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award. She is among 10 students from Westchester County who were honored on Wednesday for their exceptional commitment to their communities.
George joined Bridges to Community when she was in ninth grade and has since traveled to rural Piedra Menuda, Nicaragua to build two affordable and safe cinder block homes for impoverished families and to a Dominican Republic town bordering Haiti with the intent to work with local masons on a new elementary school.
She has taught soccer to disabled youth through the AYSO VIP (Very Important Players) Program and enjoyed coaching a girl’s fifth and sixth grade basketball team with her two other friends. At school, George volunteers with ‘Operation G.R.A.C.E,’ and the Big Buddy Program.
The Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards are given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a prominent county social worker and youth activist, who dedicated her life to helping underprivileged children.
"The honorees for the 2013 Milly Kibrick Service Awards emulate Milly’s giving spirit," County Executive Rob Astorino said. "Their work in their communities has touched the lives of many individuals. At a young age they have managed to accomplish great things."
The aim of the Youth Board’s awards program is to recognize high school seniors of the Class of 2014 who have been involved in building a flourishing, strong and compassionate community through individual efforts and actions.
George, along with the rest of the students, was honored at a dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 16at 6:30 p.m. at the Davenport Club, 400 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle, where they all received various gifts and a plaque.