Hunter, a local 15-year-old, has a motto, “nothing comes easy unless you work hard for it.” His mom, Amanda says, “he’s a great kid because he teaches me to be a better person every day and to reach for the things you want.”

It seems that Hunter is appropriately named. Because he actively hunts for ways to make an impact and do good.

Hunter and his family are new to our community. We are sure his previous community feels the void he left. While there, he was active in multiple sports, band, choir, and robotics. But he always made time to help others. He routinely volunteered to assist teachers and would ask his mom to drive him to town to see if anyone needed their grass mowed.

When Hunter and his family moved to Elkhart last fall, he began hunting out ways to help out in his new community.

He and his brother assist their neighbor with chores, including moving wood and helping with yard work. He is also helping out at a food pantry this summer. He has taken a leadership role at home by helping out with his younger siblings, as well. We have no doubt when given the opportunity; Hunter will find even more ways to lend a hand in the future.

Hunter plans to join the ROTC next year, followed by joining the military after high school. His ultimate goal, inspired by his 8-year-old brother, who has had grand mal seizures since he was 18-months-old, is to be a pediatric neurologist.

It is our pleasure to feature Hunter as this week’s PEC Do-Gooder. #WeRPositive Hunter’s future is a bright one. Do you know of another young person who hunts out opportunities to do good? Let us know! Simply fill out the form below.