INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Bart Peterson will present June’s Character Counts award to Daniel Kent, a 17-year-old sophomore at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Daniel created a nonprofit corporation, Senior Connects, that supplies senior citizens with equipment and training. He recruited and trained 100 students to volunteer on Saturday mornings at local senior facilities, teaching basic Internet, e-mail, and computer game skills.
Kent has been recognized nationally for his volunteerism. Last month, he was named one of America’s top ten youth volunteers by Prudential Financial, Inc., and received a $10,000 donation to Senior Connects from DoSomething.org presented to him by former President Bill Clinton. President Bush recognized Daniel two weeks ago at a White House ceremony for outstanding youth volunteers.
At the award presentation, Daniel will discuss a new endeavor with Indiana Net Literacy, a resolution passed by the Indiana General Assembly to help low income families with computer literacy.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 29
3:30 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Mayor’s Conference Room
2522 City-County Building
Mayor Peterson created his Character Counts award in January of 2000. He awards students for exemplary acts of kindness and character. Mayor Peterson’s Character Counts Award also recognizes Marion County Public Schools for their character education efforts.