Landenberg teenager Katelyn Craft, a student at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, will be honored as a TD Bank Young Hero on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.
Thirteen youngsters, ages 18 and under, are being recognized as TD Bank Young Heroes for identifying an area where liberty was lacking and taking action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.
Craft, 17, has volunteered more than 400 hours at the Exceptional Care for Children program in Newark, Del., helping to improve the lives of severely disabled and technologically-dependent children.
NBC10’s Vai Sikahema will emcee the award ceremony. Each Young Hero will be presented with a special medal and certificate to commemorate the occasion. Additionally, a plaque featuring the winners’ stories will be displayed for a year in the museum’s Young Heroes Exhibit.
“We are proud to honor these young people for using their time, their talents, and the needed resources to give selflessly to others, the very attributes of heroism that are ingrained in our museum’s mission,” said Gwen Borowsky, CEO of the National Liberty Museum. “When these young people stand up against injustice and get involved in solving world problems, they send a message to others that they are committed to protecting the cornerstones of our democracy – liberty and freedom. As they work every day to show that freedom and liberty matter, they make a difference in the world that is larger than their daily routine. These young heroes deserve recognition for the many purposeful and thoughtful things they do to make their schools and their communities a better place.”