Published February 14, 2020
Haley Draeger, a sophomore at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, was recently recognized as one of Arkansas’ top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As one of the state’s four Distinguished Finalists, Haley will receive an engraved bronze medallion. Her community spirit and exemplary volunteer service also qualified her for the program’s President’s Volunteer Service Award.
A member of the Girl Scouts, Haley organized and runs Kid’s Korner, a twice-monthly event that has given more than 1,300 outfits to 240 families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock. Haley solicits, washes and organizes donated clothing, has helped recruit additional volunteers and works directly with families who benefit from her initiative.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 25th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.