Valerie Riley, a junior at Lindenwood University, has received a national award called the NextGen Leaders Award from American Humanics, Inc. Riley, a resident of Imperial, will receive a $4,500 stipend to help cover living and educational expenses while completing an internship with the Carondelet YMCA.
Riley majors in nonprofit administration at Lindenwood. The award recipients were chosen by a national panel of university, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. Along with the $4,500 stipend, NextGen award recipients will each be paired with a nonprofit professional who will serve as a mentor during the internship.
Established in 1948, American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit agencies dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit leaders. It is associated with 75 colleges and universities, including Lindenwood, and 58 national nonprofit organizations.