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      Jupiter Resident And Dedicated Community Member

      Named Bank Of America Student Leader

        Age is just a number for Carissa Allen, a high school     Each year, the bank identifies students across the   and the founder of Kits of Compassion, an organization
      junior who has already dedicated her life to making this   United  States  who  have  demonstrated  an  exceptional   that provides food and health items to the homeless in
      community a better place. That commitment to helping   commitment to their community and connects them to   her community. She is passionate about helping others in
      others is being recognized by Bank of America, which   employment via a paid internship at a local nonprofit,   need and created the organization out of the belief that
      selected Carissa as a local representative in its prestigious   skills development and service opportunities.  everyone has a role to play in bringing poverty to an end.
      Student Leaders program.                            Carissa is a student at William T. Dwyer High School   Likewise, she sees pollution as another challenge Jupiter
                                                                                                           faces and participates in monthly beach cleanups with
                                                                                                           Friends of Jupiter Beach and Loggerhead Marine Life
        Rooney’s Golf Foundation from page 1              Rooney’s Golf Foundation has donated $956,748.71   Center to combat littering and keep local waters clean.
                                                        to local Palm Beach County charities since 2001. These     Carissa has a strong commitment to justice as well,
           The Fourth  Annual Rooney’s Spring Golf      funds are raised through the golf tournaments, 5K Run/  and serves as a clerk and lawyer for Jupiter’s youth court,
         Tournament was held on Thursday, May 2 at Abacoa   Walk, poker tournament, bowling and luncheon events.   where juveniles are sentenced by a jury of their peers in
         Golf Club. The event raised $16,289.30 to benefit   The Second Annual Rooney’s Bowling Bash is scheduled   an effort to provide them with fairer punishments.
         four local charities including Awesome Greyhound   for Sept. 14, at Bowlero Bowling Alley. The 18th Annual     As a Bank of America Student Leader, she is working
         Adoptions/Hounds & Heroes, FAU Honors College,   RGF Fall Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday,   with Communities in Schools (CIS) this summer as a
         Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and Wounded Veterans   Oct. 28, at Trump National Jupiter. The Sixth Annual   mentor and educator to underprivileged children in Palm
         Relief Fund. The Fifth Annual RGF Spring Tournament   “Overcomer” Luncheon will be held Thursday, Nov. 21,   Beach County. The organization seeks to build a stronger,
         will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Abacoa   at the National Croquet Center.             healthier and more economically-stable community by
         Golf Club.                                                                                        helping vulnerable students stay in school and pursue
           “We are very excited                                                                            their education.
         with this year’s numbers                                                                            In addition to her time with CIS, Carissa will work
         for  both the Rooney’s                                                                            with bank volunteers to develop better money habits and
         5K  and  Spring  Golf                                                                             increase her financial management skills, such as building
         Tournament. Our goal                                                                              a budget and creating a savings plan.
         every year is to raise                                                                              “Building workforce and leadership skills early can
         money and awareness for                                                                           help prepare a young person for long-term success,” said
         amazing local charities                                                                           Fabiola Brumley, vice chairman of Business Banking
         all the while making                                                                              at Bank of America. “Connecting individuals to the
         sure everyone is having                                                                           training and jobs needed to accomplish their career goals
         fun. We  would  like  to                                                                          ultimately strengthens this community, and we’re thrilled
         send a big thank you to                                                                           to welcome these incredible students into our program.”
         all of the participants,                                                                            For the last phase of her internship, Carissa is traveling
         sponsors and volunteers                                                                           to Washington, D.C. in July to engage with nearly 300
         who make these events                                                                             like-minded peers as well as members of Congress as part
         happen,”  said Alexis  Top row: Theresa Hume – PBKC, Sherri Carter – PBKC, Bill Dunn – PBKC, Patrick   of Bank of America’s annual leadership summit. While
         Barbish-Sommer ,  Sullivan – PBKC, Scott Scrivner – PBSO, Sue Tomlinson – PBKC, Bottom row: Ron   there, the students participate in discussions about civil
         executive director  Mattino – PBSO, Dr. Tim Steigenga – FAU Honors College, Adam Robinson – PBSO,   rights and the value of cross-sector partnerships while
         of  Rooney’s  Golf  Jorge Gomez – PBSO, Pat Rooney Jr. – PBKC, Alexis Barbish-Sommer – PBKC, Lynelle   building advocacy and inclusive leadership skills.
         Foundation.          Chauncey Zelnar – Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Kerry Kruckel – FAU Honors College

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