Youth of the Month December 2016: Hadley Mosby
Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council (TAC) requires its members to complete 15 hours of community service per semester as part of its mission to encourage teens to be a positive force in our community. By that measure, Castle sophomore Hadley Mosby is quite a force to be reckoned with.
On paper, Mosby registered 28 hours of service during the fall semester. That’s all the 16-year-old Mosby chose to document, but the YR team knows that she served well beyond that number. Her selflessness and heart for others have earned her recognition as Youth Resources’ December Youth of the Month.
“It’s the people, that’s it for me,” said Mosby. “There’s no other reason, I purely just love serving other people.”
In a world that can often be driven by selfishness, Mosby’s perspective is refreshing.
Mosby most regularly volunteers at the Dream Center and the Ronald McDonald House, and is also heavily involved in Castle’s Unified Track program. Unified Track is a joint sports project between the IHSAA and Special Olympics Indiana that allows students with and without intellectual disabilities collectively represent their schools together, on a team, in a sanctioned event.
“I love those kids. It’s amazing to see how proud they are of each other and how they support each other,” said Mosby. “It shows that you really can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to work for it.”
Mosby’s heart for serving others stems from her mother, Tami Hardebeck, who helped instill a passion for service by bringing Mosby along to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in 2013. She’s served on a near-weekly basis since, helping clean rooms and the kitchen, checking people in and serving meals.
Mosby also serves on TAC’s Executive Committee and co-chairs the Service Committee, which organizes the community service opportunities for TAC’s 150 members throughout the school year.
“I’ve definitely been exposed to more leadership responsibilities,” said Mosby. “(TAC) is great life experience. I find people fascinating and helping others gives you the opportunity to meet and help them.”
Mosby’s recognition automatically qualifies her as a finalist for Youth Resources’ Youth of the Year award. She joins McGary’s Elijah Brinkley, North High School’s Emily Westrich, Mater Dei’s Grant Riordan, North Junior High’s Geoffrey Grant Greer and Castle’s Landon Eisenhut as 2016-17 Youth of the Month recipients. Youth Resources will name its Youth of the Year at its annual Hall of Fame Celebration in April 2017.
To nominate a student (5-18) for Youth of the Month, visit youth-resources.org.