The founder of Katie’s Krops, Katie Stagliano, received the Clinton Global Citizen Award.
Stagliano, 14, became the youngest recipient of the award on Sept. 24.
This was the 6th annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate leadership in addressing global challenges, according to a news release.
“The work being done by this year’s honorees is nothing short of extraordinary,” President Clinton said in the release. “Tonight I’m proud to honor two Ugandans who risk their lives to secure basic human dignities many of us take for granted, three leaders whose contributions have positively impacted communities across the Caribbean and Latin America, and a social entrepreneur on pace to take my job before she turns 16.
“These are some truly amazing folks,” Clinton said, according to the release. “They embody the spirit of (the Clinton Global Initiative) and inspire us all to be more responsible citizens of the world.”
Stagliano’s nonprofit organization starts and maintains vegetable gardens. The organization donates the harvest to help feed people in need.
She also is on the Youth Advisory Board for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and is a Global Teen Leader for the We are Family Foundation, according to the release.
Stagliano was the keynote speaker at The Packer's Midwest Produce Expo Aug. 13-15 in Chicago.