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Youth Honoree Trevor Khouzami (Baltimore City)

Trevor Khouzami is a rising junior at Gilman School, Baltimore, dedicated to “leveling the playing field in his city and addressing economic and social inequality.” He was selected for the Governor’s Service Award in the Youth category for not only hosting charity whiffle ball tournaments to fund after-school programs and access to food, but also for his dedication to engage and make an impact in his community. 

Trevor organized and successfully led efforts to fund sports programs for Baltimore City public school students at Carver Vo-Tech and Patterson High Schools, provided food to underserved communities in and around Baltimore City and continued to make a difference by volunteering with Bridges Baltimore and at his church positively impacting the lives of many kids.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, Trevor did not let this stop him – he adapted and found ways to continue these efforts virtually and was able to continue helping his community. Trevor came up with an idea to host a virtual video game tournament in March of 2020 that would raise funds to provide food for those experiencing hunger in impoverished areas of the city.Trevor was able to raise $4,500, which was enough to purchase 5 truckloads of food and 1,750 boxes of food.