Incase this is your first time reading my blog, I have asked people to send us, Growing Leaders, stories of iY students who have made a difference in their world. I have received several stories via email and Facebook. Below is Katrina Winnett’s story. Thanks for sharing with me, Thereasa.
Katrina is the daughter of Greg & Thereasa Winnett. Katrina is 13-years-old. Ever since she was 2, she has been involved with her parents as they helped start an orphanage in Mexico. This year she has come into her own as a volunteer for the orphanage. She even took the initiative and designed their website: Ciudad de Angeles, Inc.
Katrina decided to get a group of her friends together and start a teen support group called teens4angeles. Katrina and her friends put the entire organization together. Their mission is to provide encouragement and support for the angels of Ciudad de Angeles. For being so young and having the desire to learn, she designed the website and created the short video on the home page of the teens4angeles website. teens4angeles was invaluable to her mom as she planned the first fundraiser for the orphanage. teens4angeles held a carwash in August 2010 to help raise money for new school uniforms for the children at Ciudad de Angeles.
Her parents have really enjoyed the freedom of her being home schooled. This time has provided her to learn how to do these things and experiment with them. She hopes to eventually start her own non-profit, which will provide help to other non-profits in establishing their web presence.
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Thank you, Katrina, for stepping up to the plate at such a young age to raise money to help those in need and using your strengths to help others. We need more young people like you who are investing in their generation.