NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 –
From the Yolo Community Foundation
Carlos Robles, a senior at River City High School, was awarded one of four Yolo Youth Service Awards (YoYoSA) by the Yolo Community Foundation for his work with Computers 4 Kids.
The award consists of a $1000 scholarship to the student and $500 to the nonprofit with which the student worked. Computers 4 Kids refurbishes donated computers and teaches students in the 4th to 8th grades how to use them. It has provided hundreds of elementary students with free computers since it started 6 years ago.
Robles wrote in his application, “It’s great to see a student’s smile when they walk out with their first personal computer ever. We also get a lot of positive feedback from parents.”
The other awardees were Agustin Villagomez of Winters (RISE,Inc.), Brenna Mockler of Davis (Migrant Education) and Alina Lusebrink of Davis (Acme Theatre Company).
Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, presented each awardee with a certificate of honor from the Supervisors. Representatives of Mike Thompson, Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada also presented certificates.
Robles is planning to attend UC Davis and study computer science.
Yolo Community Foundation’s mission is to promote charitable giving in Yolo County. More information is available at www.yolocf.org.
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