Kohl?s honors Portage teen for volunteerism


A Portage girl is a finalist in the Kohl?s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program.
Jolene King, 16, is one of more than 2,000 kids nationwide honored by the department store for good deeds
performed in the community. The nominees all received $50 Kohl?s gift cards.
Kohl?s will award more than $350,000 in scholarships and prizes 2,000 kids, ages 6 through 18, whose
volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities.
To qualify, the young person must describe actions in detail and document efforts that are above and
beyond what is normally expected of a child his or her age. Volunteer efforts should have made a
positive impact on others and occurred in the last 12 months.
Creativity, initiative, generosity, leadership and project reach will be evaluated.
Nominees will be divided into ages 6-12 and 13-18.
The 194 regional winners will be awarded $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education. Ten
national winners will be awarded $5,000 scholarships and Kohl?s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit
organization on their behalf.
The next round of winners will be announced next month.
Since its inception in 2001, the Kohl?s scholarship program has given more than $1.8 million in
scholarships and prizes to recognize young volunteers.

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