Thom Lutz works with the YouthBuild program at JobPoint, which helps young people discover their "untapped potential."
Rebeca Roesslet is the assistant director of the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department.
Alaina Shettlesworth is a student at Battle High School and an active member of youth organization 4-H.
Hongbin "Bill" Ma, an MU professor and entrepreneur, aims to make people enjoy life with his company ThermAvant.
Teresa Gooch offers her students at Hickman High School an opportunity to grow and succeed through AVID.
December Harmon is a member of the Citizens Police Review Board and community activist.
CoMo Mobile Aid Collective is a mobile soup kitchen, medical service and resource team that serves the unhoused community.
Violet Vonder Haar and Phylshawn Johnson advocate for music education and enhancement.
MU student Madisyn Gentry was awarded the Wakefield-Biochar scholarship for her essay about achieving progress in Columbia.
Stephen Bybee has led volunteers in efforts to remove invasive honeysuckle from Kiwanis Park.