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W&L Senior Named Youth Ambassador

Kathryn Marsh-Soloway, a Washington and Lee senior from New Haven, Conn., has been selected to serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

Kathryn is one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

In her role as a Youth Ambassador, Kathryn will receive funding and training to lead a campaign to match Washington and Lee students with Rockbridge County youth in the Students to Students: Mentoring in Rockbridge program. Students to Students offers positive role models through one-on-one matches with W&L students. The programs stated mission is “to build a closer community bond between students at Washington and Lee University and youth in the Rockbridge area. Our goal is to empower children and give them the drive to succeed by providing them with a positive adult figure in their life.”

Kathryn will participate in a leadership training and networking event in Washington, D.C., this month. National Child Awareness Month, now in its fifth year, is an initiative spearheaded by Festival of Children Foundation to raise awareness about issues affecting children and to encourage the nation’s youth to take action. The Youth Ambassador program is a newly created initiative of Youth Service America.

A double major in art history and journalism and mass communications, Kathryn is a Bonner Scholar and has been active in numerous community service activities while at W&L. She has been a member of the Campus Kitchen Student Leadership Team, Girl Talk, and Big Brother/Big Sister. Earlier this year she was named the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Regional Honoree by the Sodexo Foundation for her work on hunger issues at Washington and Lee.