From translating for Spanish-speaking children getting vaccination shots to taking vision tests, 12-year old Sarah Ortega of West Valley City has been helping out where needed the past two summers at the Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start.
Her efforts recently earned her a $1,000 scholarship through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship program. Each year, the department store Kohl's recognizes and rewards community contributions and volunteer efforts of kids between the ages of 6 and 18.
Sarah says she felt good about being able to work with families through the Head Start program who otherwise may not have been able to afford the medical care. Her mother, Laura, works with Head Start and asked for Sarah's help as a translator, because so many of the people seeking services through the program do not speak English.