Youth Volunteer of the Year

Alexandria Pizzino: Youth Volunteer of The Year for Palm Beach County
Posted on 01/15/2019
The three people who won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the School District of Palm Beach County have a lot in common. They are kind, generous, giving, live in Lake Worth and are appreciated by the schools and students they serve.

Alexandria Pizzino is this year’s Youth Volunteer of the Year, Timothy Arnold is the District’s Adult Volunteer of the Year, and Gerre Wood is the Senior Volunteer of the Year.

Alexandria Pizzino: Youth Volunteer of The Year for Palm Beach County

Pizzino is a student at Park Vista High School. The school says it nominated her because of her character, service, involvement, and commitment. As the top-ranked student in her class last year, with AICE and AP classes, academics is also noteworthy. Pizzino particularly loves math and chooses to share her love of the subject with others by forming a lunch tutoring program with fellow students in the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society

In light of the program’s success, Pizzino and her classmates expanded the program to Hidden Oaks Elementary to not only offer tutoring services but mentoring as well. Growing from 20 students and over 600 free tutoring hours in its first year, the program now has nearly 200 members. Pizzino hopes to expand the program to additional elementary and middle schools in the area.

Pizzino exhibited her leadership skills by forming a group to raise money for “A Prom to Remember.” She also started her own foundation called The Swim Safety Foundation; it raises money to fund swimming lessons.