We are thrilled to announce that Youth Service America (YSA) has recognized 16-year-old Grace Wallmeyer of Jackonsville, Florida as an Everyday Young Hero for her work to educate her community about drowning prevention by teaching swimming and water safety classes.
Grace saves lives by teaching swimming lessons and serving as a swim coach for inner city kids. Through her swimming lessons, Grace has saved the lives of children in her community by providing them with water safety and swimming skills. Outside of her drowning prevention volunteer work, Grace inspires others to volunteer through her work with our HandsOn Jacksonville Youth Leadership Council, where she had been a member since it’s inception. She has participated in Global Youth Service Day for the past three years and has organized countless projects including a clothing drive, visits to local hospices and children’s hospitals, and fixing up a local homeless shelter.
For her dedication to educating her community about water safety and drowning prevention, as well as her various volunteer commitments throughout the year, Grace has been honored as an Everyday Young Hero. Congratulations Grace! You inspire us all!
If you would like to nominate an Everyday Young Hero, please visit http://www.ysa.org/awards/hero