At 14 years old, Rachel Lynn Hoffman is setting an example for the youth at the Oak Hill Boys & Girls Club, showing that you may come from a small place, but you can make an enormous impact on those around you.
Rachel has been described as a mentor and a role model who “walks the walk and talks the talk”. She has been a volunteer at the Oaks Hill Boys & Girls Club for two years, helping with health and life skills, art programs, and ten involvement.
Through Rachel’s dedication, she has made the Health and Life Skills at the Club more fun and innovative for younger kids. Seeing that some girls were not interested in exercise, Rachel started a racquet/tennis ball program to include girls that were not very athletic. More teens are now involved with the programs at the Oak Hill Boys & Girls Club due to Rachel’s efforts. Rachel also volunteers for Salvation Army and the REALITY youth at Edgewater United Methodist Church.
The Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties nominated Rachel Lynn Hoffman for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards presented by the United Way’s Volunteer Center of Volusia-Flagler Counties, FL, and Bright House Networks. Because of her service as a mentor and a role model at the Oak Hill Boys & Girls Club, Rachel was chosen as the Runner-up in the Individual Youth Category.