Alex Gordon

Daily Point of Light # 4736 Apr 3, 2012

Alex Gordon, 14, is a junior at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Ill., and founder and coordinator of the Highland Park Volunteer Snow Shoveling program. The program matches willing and able volunteers with elderly and disabled community residents to help with snow removal.
Alex solicited volunteers from local churches, synagogues, civic organizations and community news outlets. He also engaged other high school students and youth. The program won’t end with Alex’s graduation, he realizes the good it is creating in his community and plans to pass the program on to a younger student. Alex is proof that no one is too young to create positive action and be a Daily Point of Light.