Teen sees need, starts school library

For his Eagle Scout badge, 14-year-old Chas Duff decided to create a library for a school for juvenile offenders. Duff identified a school in the Los Angeles Unified School District which was without a library, the William Tell Aggeler Opportunity High School, and orchestrated the entire project. With donations, grants, and volunteered labor and materials, Duff and his friends transformed an old locker room into a place of study for the school.

In addition to his Eagle Scout badge, Duff was awarded one of eight Prudential Spirit of the Community awards for which he will receive between $5,000 and 25,000 worth of merchandise, which will be donated in his name to homeless youth. The full story here from the LA Times.