Little Hero, Big Heart
As a lifelong art lover, 17-year-old Suzanna Gibbs has found her niche at the Thea Foundation.
Though performance is Gibbs’ art of choice, her work with Thea gives her the chance to be hands-on in visual art, which she says is “really cool.”
“Being on stage is something I love,” she says.
Laura Leigh Turner is a teenager like no other. Besides being a straight-A student and participating in several extracurricular activities, she devotes so much of her free time to helping youngsters with disabilities that she calls it a “lifestyle.”
Special Olympics Arkansas is the organization nearest and dearest to Turner’s heart.
After attending his first Diverse Youth for Social Change (DYSC) meeting about a year ago, 16-year-old Jacob Gresham felt right at home. Gresham made friends, felt accepted, and was inspired to join the fight for equal rights and raise awareness about social injustice.