$10K grants available to 16 young volunteers

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Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular will recognize children and teens making a difference in their communities and is accepting nominations from Wilson and throughout eastern North Carolina.

The company plans to make $10,000 grants to support the causes of 16 youths under age 16 through its program, “The Future of Good,” which is returning for its fourth year. Adults can nominate a difference-maker age 6-15 online at www.thefutureofgood.com.

A news release states that winners will be announced in February.

“At U.S. Cellular, we celebrate and recognize youth who have a positive impact and set an example of what it means to truly help local communities,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales at U.S. Cellular. “In years past we’ve seen extraordinary examples of giving back from young humanitarians, and this year we look forward to featuring stories of how young humanitarians are using wireless technology to enhance their efforts and to show first-hand how youth are connecting to the good in all of us.”

To nominate a youth for recognition, visit the website and provide a brief essay describing the nominee’s cause, how it’s helping to make his or her community a better place and how the nominee uses wireless connectivity or technology to further the cause. Nominees cannot turn 16 before Feb. 28.

For program rules and additional information on eligibility, visit www.thefutureofgood.com.