Russell Lyons, a teenager who has done community service since he was four years old, founded “Do Good Adventures”, a movement to encourages teen volunteerism through example, outreach, education and awareness.
Using social and traditional media and networking, Do Good Adventures celebrates teens that are already active in their communities, shares resources to enable teen volunteerism, and invites teens to volunteer.
Since Russell was four, he has volunteered with more than a dozen organizations and logs more than 200 hours of community service each year. In 2005, San Diego magazine identified him as a “Young Person to Watch.” In June, 2011, he graduated from Laurel Springs School where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He will enter college in fall 2012.
Russell is currently taking a 10,000 mile cross country road trip to promote teen volunteerism. Between September 2011 and March 2012 he will spend three to five days visiting each of approximately twenty nonprofit organizations in different communities.
Russell is special because as a 17-year-old, he has conceptualized, planned, raised money for and implemented Do Good Adventure and the road trip. He accelerated his education to finish high school in three years in order to take the road trip as a year-long project before entering college. This is why Russell is a Daily Point of Light.