Uvalde, TX — At four feet tall, Carsyn Norvell is a true giving warrior. In fact, nearly three-and-a-half years ago, she was the first youth ever to donate to Stewards of Wildlife Conservation (SWC), a non-profit organization based in Uvalde, Texas.
Carsyn hasn’t stopped since that first donation; she’s given several times in 2017 and even emptied her savings to give to SWC at this year’s Dallas Safari Club convention in January – a total of $80 for a single donation.
It’s because of these selfless acts of charity that Cole Reid, SWC’s Director of Wildlife Sustainability, is presenting her with SWC’s first Youth Warrior Award. The award will be given at SWC’s Annual Banquet on April 28 in Austin, Texas.
“It is so important for us to focus on education and community outreach, especially for the younger generations," Reid said. "The conservation field is mostly dominated by the older generations and if we don’t get the younger generations motivated it will make the fight that much harder. Carsyn not only makes me proud as a steward of this earth but she gives me so much hope for the future of wildlife conservation."
SWC’s Youth Warrior Award is given to youths ages 8-18 who exemplify both love of animals and charitable acts. Go to www.stewardsofwildlife.org/memberships to sign up to be a Youth Conservation Warrior.