Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Nominated by Victory Junction
Generosity, dedication, and volunteerism are innate parts of Spencer Hayes’ personality.
Spencer has dedicated countless hours in support of organizations such as Victory Junction, the Children’s Home Society, the Boy Scouts, and many others. He has organized food drives for Christian Outreach Center and led a local Operation Christmas child event. He has also served as a student mentor and tutor at local elementary and high schools.
In 2018, Spencer worked diligently to help create a sensory riding trail at Victory Junction as a part of his Eagle Scout project. He engaged others with hands-on help in building and installation of this multi-station trail, which has opened a whole new world to Victory Junction therapeutic horseback riders. The trail has allowed children with serious medical conditions to experience horseback riding in an entirely new environment while being challenged at each of the therapeutic stations, which Spencer built by hand. In the years since, long after satisfying the requirements of his Eagle Scout project, Spencer continues to work to maintain the trail.
Spencer’s enthusiasm encourages others to become involved in philanthropic work, and he is the embodiment of an outstanding youth philanthropist.