CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Chappaqua teen, Jake Klein, with its Agnes Hassell Youth Leadership Award.
The son of Norma and Bruce Klein, Jake has volunteered for four years with Neighbors Link, which gives its youth leadership recognition each year in April, National Volunteer Month.
“Jake was the youngest person ever to be selected as an EXEC for our Tuesday night ESL tutoring program,” said Amy Werner, Volunteer Coordinator. “EXEC stands for Executive Leader. Jake developed and implemented a science program for the children in Learning Links, their after-school program. He shows great compassion for our clients and commitment to our mission of integration.”
“I really enjoy working with the kids in Learning Links,” said Jake. “Volunteering at Neighbors Link has helped me develop my leadership abilities, as well as cultural competence. These skills will stand me in good stead when it’s time to apply to college.”