Lori Michaels is this week's NY1 New Jersey Person of the Week for her amazing work with Reach Out. See the video, in which she talks about what inspired her to start the nonprofit organization, here.
From Reach Out's website:
Reach Out, Inc. is a non-profit organization that educates and promotes awareness about the perils of illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, tobacco, crime, violence, prejudice, and life threatening diseases such as AIDS and Cancer. This New Jersey based non-profit organization was founded in 1989 by Lori Michaels, who at the time was only sixteen years of age. For over sixteen years, Reach Out, Inc. and its volunteers have been inspiring people, especially our youth to attain their personal potential, and to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.