HOLMDEL, NJ: Most high school students volunteer at one point or another. It's often part of their community service hours towards graduating, and provides many teens with a new perspective, while doing good.  Sometimes individuals began to donate time and catch the 'volunteer bug' becoming very passionate about giving back, to the point where it becomes part of their regular life.

Tiffany Kumar, a senior at Holmdel High School,  is just that type of person. Although, her mom CeCe is very aware of all the hours her daughter Tiffany quietly dedicates, even some of Tiffany's closest friends do not know the extent of her dedication.  Tiffany's mom CeCe comments,  "I'm so proud of Tiffany, she finds true joy out of helping others and really in life what is more important? She has such a good heart and I'm so happy she is sharing her gift and giving to others."

YMCA of Greater Monmouth County CEO,  Laurie Goganzer took notice of Tiffany's volunteer dedication and leadership skills. Kumar was chosen right along with community leaders, CEO's and Senators... as one of the volunteers to be honored on October 17th, at the 19th Annual New Jersey State Alliance Recognition Celebration. The event called Uniting and Inspiring, was held at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township NJ.  

Kumar was honored as a youth volunteer via the NJ YMCA State Alliance. Goganzer commented,  "... and thank you to Tiffany Kumar and all the youth volunteers who are extraordinary examples of leadership and social responsibility to their youth peers and Y Communities. Thank you for another year of uniting and inspiring good work."