Sophia began working with Wheels to Africa in the 2nd grade. She has grown into many roles since her early years including collecting bikes and repairing them, raising funds, and awareness of how poverty negatively affects young people. She is passionate about helping children and people in America and in Africa living in poverty. She helped increase Wheels to Africa’s reach by raising awareness of the non-profit mission in her community of Vienna. Sophia has demonstrated initiative in fostering a partnership between WTA and the Girl Scouts of America. She designed her Gold Award “Books and Bikes for Africa’ to include sending bikes and books to Africa to address the lack of transportation and reading materials. Sophia has been awarded a seat on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts for her Books and Bikes project. She has created positive change by raising awareness about the many issues facing children in poverty and the challenges of education and infrastructure in third-world countries. She has recently been awarded the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Award, for her inspiring volunteerism and service leadership. By focusing on a cause special to Sophia’s heart- helping people in need- Sophia has changed thousands of lives.
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Books and Bikes for Africa is a fiscally sponsored CORE Cause by the CORE Foundation EIN # 20-5997764. Donations are tax-deductible to the furthest extent of the law.