Two seniors from Scarsdale and one from Bronxville are among 10 recipients of the Westchester County Youth Board’s 2012 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Awards. The young people were honored at a dinner at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle Oct. 17. The awards are given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a county social worker and youth activist who worked with underprivileged children.
- Scarsdale High School senior Jaclyn Carlin is a volunteer at Amazing Afternoons, an afterschool program sponsored by Westchester Jewish Community Services at Edward Williams School in Mount Vernon. Carlin has mentored and taught dance to a group of girls for five years as part of the free afterschool program. She is also a participant and officer in Scarsdale High’s Free the Children Club, an international children’s organization. She started the Children Club at Amazing Afternoons last year. She is also active in other community efforts, including collecting for a local food pantry and running a community tag sale that raised more than $2,000 for Haiti. She is a member of the Scarsdale High School Choir and also sings in the Westchester Reform Temple Youth Choir. She has performed with the choir of St. James the Less and the Canadian American Orchestra in benefit concerts to raise money to send the Amazing Afternoon participants to Wagon Road Day Camp, where she has worked as a counselor.
- Hannah Steinberg of Scarsdale attends the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. In seventh grade, she co-created a chess tutoring program where she teaches kids who can’t afford lessons about the game of chess. She wants to inspire more girls to play chess; she is the only female on the school chess team. Steinberg used $500 saved from babysitting and, by clipping coupons, was able to buy school supplies, games, food, toiletries and supplies worth more than $2,000 to donate to the Coachman Family Center, a shelter for more than 100 families. At her school, Steinberg is co-leader of the Katrina Relief Cub, which raises awareness and money for the tragedies resulting from Hurricane Katrina.
- Amanda Austi of Bronxville attends Bronxville High School. Austi founded her school’s student-run tutoring program during her junior year. As manager, she matches students in need of assistance with upperclassmen. She is a tutor in biology and art history. She is part of a group of upperclassmen who mentor freshmen during their first year of high school. She is also a member of the Model United Nations Club, the Young Republicans Club, a writer for the school newspaper and secretary of her class in the Student Faculty Legislature. She is captain of her school’s varsity tennis team and teamed up with an organization called Right To Play that uses sport as a tool for development for children around the world affected by war, poverty and disease.