Chase Hartman, 17, co-founded a non-profit called Eco Brothers and an award-winning book distribution project called “read.repeat.” For the past seven years, he’s focused on improving literacy rates, promoting inclusion, and helping the environment. Chase has collected and distributed more than 210,000 books and impacted the lives of more than 55,000 students in Hillsborough County, Florida. Chase champions the need for more books-with-diversity and dual language books in local Title-1 schools and has worked to raise more than $115,000 to support this cause and various environmental projects.
Chase is an Eagle Scout and Student Body President at Sickles High School in Tampa. He’s honored to receive the Congressional Award’s Silver Medal, and the NSHSS Be More Award. He serves on the Points of Light Youth Council, promoting volunteerism to young people nationwide.