Eastern N.C. Youth Can Be Recognized For Their Community Work

Eastern N.C. Youth Can Be Recognized For Their Community Work

On Giving Tuesday, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. Cellular kicked off The Future of Good program highlighting young people who are helping create positive change in their local communities. Through The Future of Good, U.S. Cellular champions many causes, including the fight against hunger and homelessness, the protection of the environment and expansion of education and literacy.

From December 1 through December 31, 2020, anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to go to thefutureofgood.com to nominate youth between the age of six through 17 throughout eastern North Carolina who are making a positive impact in their communities. At the end of the nomination phase, U.S. Cellular will announce three winners. This year, U.S. Cellular will award each of the three young heroes with a $10,000 contribution to support their respective cause.

“For the past six years, U.S. Cellular has been committed to championing and supporting youth who have made a positive impact in their community,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. “These young heroes are all around us here in eastern North Carolina and U.S. Cellular is right there to showcase them, to invest in them and to support them to continue to do good.”

Previous winners include Kenzie Hinson of Mount Olive for the Make a Difference Food Pantry and Chris Suggs of Kinston for Kinston Teens.

To nominate a young person, those who are 18 or older should go to thefutureofgood.com and describe the nominee’s cause, how it is helping their community and how the nominee could use a cash award to continue to grow their efforts.

To see how past The Future of Good recipients have created positive change in their communities, click here. For more information on eligibility and to view official program rules, please go to thefutureofgood.com.