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“It Has Truly Inspired Me to Continue My Work”:
Recent Winners Share the Impact of Winning the Barron Prize
In addition, I’m grateful to have been provided this platform to discuss my work and encourage others to apply themselves towards making a difference in what they are passionate about. The fight against cancer is never-ending, but the Barron Prize has shown me that my computational platforms have had a real impact, which is very humbling and exciting.
My projects, Fresh Hub and Readiness Across Mathematics, would not have been possible without the parlayed efforts from a diverse group of people. To me, the Barron Prize celebrates us all by recognizing the importance of these programs, which I am tremendously grateful for.
I’ll use the award to continue maintaining the educational website, launching the math apps, training younger volunteers, and purchasing supplies for the food distribution events. Another portion of the money will be spent on my college education to deepen my knowledge of society and to increase my capacity to help the community.
Now, more than ever, as we collectively experience the Covid-19 pandemic, the inequities of equal learning potentials in the public-school system have been illuminated. The Barron Prize funding will help to fulfill my purpose of bridging those inequities to foster newfound potential and possibilities in young, deserving students to dream beyond their circumstances. For more information on how you can get involved, visit https://www.highergroundoc.org/ or my twitter: @gsgogold.
The best part about being a recipient of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is being able to show that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference. You can be a kid, too! And I’m excited to spread the word about being kind.
I am also really excited about being a part of this family and getting to connect with so many amazing people!
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.