MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia teenager is one of only 10 students nationwide to win a $1,000 college scholarship from the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.
Garland Jones founded "Back-N-Pack (Bringing A Child Key Necessities)," a service project that feeds families in the community. Back-N-Pack has raised more than $4,500 and collected 16,000 pounds of food since it began in 2012. It also provides food to more than 2,000 refugee children in Pre-K through fifth grade.
Garland, 17, is heavily involved in all aspects of his organization, from assembling and delivering food bags to starting food drives. He also works nonstop to recruit volunteers for the cause.
Because he won the Kohl's Cares Scholarship, Garland will also receive $1,000 for his favorite charity -- Crowned for Victory, Inc., which provides services for struggling families in the Atlanta area and emphasizes the importance of making positive choices.