Mt. P teen received presidential award for volunteer work

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Mount Pleasant teen isbeing honored with a presidential award for her volunteer service.

Savannah Campbell, 17, is a recipient of the President's Volunteer ServiceAward.

She has been a member of Clemson University Extension's 4-H youthdevelopment program since 2011.

When she found the club, she realized there was not a club in her area soshe started one - The Charleston Change 4-H Club.

As president, Campbell was invited to attend the Health Rocks! national conference in Washington D.C. and received training to become a youth ambassador.

The program is aimed at reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use in youth ages 8-14.

"I'll always remember the positive impact 4-Hhas made on me and I'm glad that our programs will continue to give more kidsthe same opportunities," Campbell said. "I've learned that giving back to your community doesn'tonly help others but it helps me as well and I would tell other young people todo the same."

Campbell leads trainings and education programs for Family Services on Joint Base Charleston, City of North Charleston, City of Charleston, Town of Mount Pleasant's Recreation Departments and many other groups and organizations.