A Rye resident and student at Rye Country Day School has been named a New York State 2020 finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Now in its 25th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
(PHOTO: Advancing childhood literacy, Rye resident Eliza Fogel.)
Eliza Fogel, RCDS class of 2021, was recognized for her work to improve childhood literacy.
In a statement, Prudential said:
"Eliza Fogel, 16, of Rye, New York, a junior at Rye Country Day School, is helping improve childhood literacy with her project "Our Books Your Books," through which she has held more than 10 free book fairs at community centers serving people in need; her efforts include spreading awareness of her project, collaborating with community partners, sorting donations and hosting the fairs. Eliza, who is passionate about reading, has collected and redistributed more than 4,000 books."