Congratulations to the 2014 Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership Winner
We are proud to share that Maxwell Ervanian was named the American Red Cross 2014 Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership Winner.
Maxwell Ervanian’s impact at the American Red Cross has been felt since his early involvement. Presently, he is a volunteer instructor, community outreach coordinator and recruiter. In four years with the Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps (VLSC), Max has amassed a record 1,837 volunteer hours, handled 49 first aid cases, assisted seven swimmers in peril and conducted five lifesaving water rescues. He’s also an active member of Club Red at his university. At age 15, Max joined the VLSC and immediately volunteered to assist with the Junior Lifeguard program. At age 16, he qualified as an instructor for 300 children, ages 9 to 15. At 17, Max spearheaded the organization of community outreach events. His dedication has led to his impressive record of health and safety presentations to more than 10,000 beach area residents and course instruction for an additional 300 Red Cross students. He created and successfully marketed the Beach and Ocean Safety program for the Duval County Public Schools, which was subsequently approved for classroom presentation. Max has received the Northeast Florida Chapter’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award for his leadership role with the Red Cross VLSC. Max’s next objective is to be an active disaster responder and disaster services instructor. “Participating in an endeavor is never enough for me. I always seek ways to learn, become more involved, and earn a leadership role. The wonderful thing about Red Cross is the wide variety of activities in which a volunteer can engage. There is literally something for everyone,“ he says.
Maxwell was honored at the FY2014 National Award and Recognition dinner on February 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C.