Marquette youth volunteers recognized

Two Upper Michigan youth volunteers have been selected to receive a Kohl’s gift card and chance to receive $1,000 regional scholarship for outstanding community service

The Kohl’s Department Stores (’ (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program ( will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. 90 youth from Michigan will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding remarkable young volunteers.

These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher
education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the nearly 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Marquette residents Ricky Touchinski, 11, and Marresa Bovee, 17, were among the 90 Michigan winners.  A list of all winners from Michigan is available at (

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,000 kids, including the 2013 winners, with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. For more information on the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program, visit (