Alzheimer's Reading Room
The search for the most outstanding youth leadership in America has culminated in the selection of 24 students who offer significant academic and community service achievement. Representing 17 states, these dedicated teens truly characterize the very best that America has to offer.
What is Nestlé Very Best in Youth?
Nestlé has been a proud sponsor of the biennial Nestlé Very Best In Youth program for more than 14 years. Created to spotlight the best in youth leadership, the program identifies teens whose efforts are making a profound impact in lives other than their own.
We applaud their passionate commitment to community service, conviction to their projects, and academic achievements.
“Nestlé USA is dedicated to America’s youth,” says Kenneth W. Bentley, Nestlé Vice President of Community Affairs & Educational Programs and author of the Nestlé Very Best In Youth book series. “Young people are the future of this country, and it is up to adults to see that they are given the encouragement they need to reach their goals.”
Nestlé helps young people, who want to make a difference, realize their dreams by donating $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his/her choice. Nestlé also awards the winner a trip for them and a parent or guardian to Los Angeles, California for the Nestlé Very Best In Youth awards ceremony. The trip includes round trip coach air travel, hotel accommodations for three nights, and spending money. Each contestant will receive a certificate of achievement from Nestlé and samples of Nestlé products.
Max is going to Disneyland.
To learn more about Puzzles To Remember -- go here.
To learn more about Max go here and here -- Max Wallack a Davidson Young Scholar and "More"
To read a few of Max's articles about his own Alzheimer's caregiving experience go here --
- the Plaid Pajama's,
- the Checkbook,
- Everything Costs One Dollar,
- Alzheimer's Life,
- Traveling with Great Grams,
- and my personal favorite which I call the Great Escape
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room