LANCASTER, PA (May 17, 2022) – The Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. (JLL) is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the 2022 Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award: Emma Moyer. Moyer is a graduating senior at Manheim Central High School. Moyer received a $1,800 prize, of which $300 will be donated to North Star Initiative, Moyer’s chosen charity.
Moyer’s commitment to volunteer service is evident in her many activities including: Spanish Honor Society, where she teaches Spanish to middle school students and provides translation for local non-profit organizations; National Honor Society, where she leads Junior Achievement Day; Interact Club, where she volunteers with local retirement communities and soup kitchens and service to her Church, where she serves as the middle school youth group leader and as part of the Worship Team.
Moyer has not only made a commitment of time and passion, but demonstrates her commitment through servant leadership. Moyer shared that one of her most meaningful volunteer experiences has been serving as a small group leader for her church’s middle school youth group. As part of this program, Moyer mentors 8th grade girls through life’s challenges, builds relationships and encourages them on their faith journeys. Through her volunteer role, Moyer has learned new perspectives on life’s hardships, learned to manage difficult situations, felt a new gratefulness for her many blessings as well as honed her skills in asking for other perspectives on how to best handle a situation. Moyer encourages others to think of the impact of their volunteer work, not as the impact given to others, but how the spirit of service impacts each of us.
The award is named for Deborah P. Altman, a past president of the Junior League of Lancaster, whose life exemplified a commitment to volunteering, a love of children and service to the community. The purpose of the award is to recognize young people who demonstrate an exceptional interest and involvement in volunteerism as well as inspiring their peers to volunteer in their communities. Since the award was established in 1984, more than $47,000 has been awarded to outstanding youths in Lancaster County.