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Where Are They Now? 25 Under 35 Honorees Still Give Back - The Business Journal


What has become of the 25 Under 35 honorees recognized in previous years for the professional success and commitments to their communities?

Did the recognition change their lives?

Past honorees had their moment in the spotlight and then remained committed to giving back to their communities. Some stepped up their volunteerism and have become stronger leaders. 

Tiffany Sokol, 2016

Much of the volunteer work Tiffany Sokol does is the same as when she was nominated for the 25 Under 35 award for 2016, she says. She has stayed focused on the same activities she’s involved in, only she’s more involved today. “As young people, we find a lot of distractions and a lot of people pulling at us,” says Sokol, housing director for Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. “When people see someone young with great energy they may say, ‘Oh, you can do this and this other thing.’ But just stay focused on what your mission is and you’ll really succeed.” Sokol sits on the board of directors of the Economic Action Group, as well as Hope for Renewal, “a nonprofit organization that is establishing a community center on the south side of Youngstown,” she says. And she volunteers at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley where she plays music for its Sunday morning services. To read the full story from The Business Journal, click here.