25 May 2017

Innovations Early College High School student mentors ESL students & becomes Utah Young Humanitarian 2017 finalist

Many of us volunteer, but one Innovations Early College High School student, Angie Gamarra, has made service a top priority in her life. Gamarra serves as a Peer Mentor for Salt Lake Community College’s Una Mano Amigas peer mentoring program where she tutors ESL students, organizes workshops and provides support for underrepresented students pursuing higher education.  

Gamarra states, “My mentees success is my success and their failures are my failures. I seek out ways for them to grow in their scholastic pursuits.” Gamarra’s volunteer supervisor, Gordon Storrs, elaborates, “Angie is making a significant difference in the academic and career success of many students at Salt Lake Community College.”

On Saturday, May 20th Gamarra was named a 2017 Utah Young Humanitarian top-5 finalist and received a $1,000 scholarship. Youthlinc Local Service Director, Jerika Mays, states, “This year we received a record number 146 applications. Our finalists truly exemplify committed service, strong leadership, and a collaborative approach as they make a positive impact right here in Utah.”

The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award, sponsored by the nonprofit Youthlinc, is the state’s largest service-based scholarship offering one $5,000, one $3,000, three $1,000, and six $500 scholarships. Funding for these scholarships comes from the George S. & Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Foundation, Robert D. Kent Jr. Trust, and the Michel family.

Visit the Youthlinc website for more details www.youthlinc.org. 

For more information about this Award, please contact Jerika Mays, Youthlinc Local Service Director, at  jerika@youthlinc.org

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