Garvey Blackwell is a sixteen-year-old from Yuma, Arizona, is an avid volunteer who has dedicated more than 4,000 hours volunteering in the Yuma community. She is an active member of the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona Board, Governor’s Youth Commission, City of Yuma’s Task Force, Yuma County Community Justice Board and many more. In August 2019, she was awarded Congressional Award Silver Metal, which is the highest honor a member of the House or Senate can give on a young civilian. She has also been honored with awards from the Heart of Yuma, the Arizona Governor’s Youth Leadership Award, and Gold Award through Girl Scouts. She is a part of several local and state boards including the Community Justice Board, Arizona Community Foundation, and Kids Cuddle Kit. Garvey feels that it is important to “give back” to the community where you live and that even the smallest of things matter. What an amazing role model for Yuma and Arizona youth!