“Through volunteering, I want to reverse the trend of ignorance and hate that has begun to spread throughout the world, and inspire people, especially children, to develop the sorts of global perspectives and interests to make them more tolerant and accepting of other people.”
Lizzy Utset, now a Senior at Stanton College Preparatory High School, has been a member of HandsOn Jacksonville’s Youth Leadership Council for the past three years and will once again be joining the council for its 2012-2013 school year. At school, Lizzy is an officer of the Chinese Club and a member of the National Arts Honors Society.
Outside of school, Lizzy is the co-president elect of the Junior Branch CISV Jacksonville where she plans events and camps for children to teach them about acceptance, leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. When it comes to the Youth Leadership Council, Lizzy said some of her fondest memories were “adopting and decorating a room at Community Connections and planning an event for children whose families have been affected by cancer to come and enjoy a wide range of fun activities.”
HandsOn Jacksonville has watched Lizzy grow throughout her high school years and looks forward to seeing what ideas she will bring to her final year on the Youth Council.