Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with an amazing 14-year-old named Ali Kokesh. She and her parents, Val and Ray, volunteer for our Meals on Wheels program. They began delivering meals to our seniors in November of last year. Ali is home-schooled and her mother was looking for ways she could become involved with the community. While searching online for volunteer opportunities, Val discovered The Window and its Meals on Wheels program. The Kokesh family is fairly new to the community, and thought this would be a good fit for them. In July, Ali was crowned Miss Bristol Teen Homecoming Queen, and she shared how she intends to use her title for the good of her community. As queen, she has several appearances lined up which include planting flowers, parades and holiday bell ringing, but her passion lies in volunteerism and the program she recently created. Youth 4 Neighbors is a volunteer program designed to encourage youth to get to know their neighbors through community involvement and service. Youth and their parents can learn more about this program by checking out her Facebook page Youth 4 Neighbors. Ali expressed that her desire is to encourage youth to find volunteer opportunities within their communities and discover what a life of service can be like. She hopes as they grow older, they will continue seeking out ways in which they can make an impact in their community by volunteering.