Alabama Public Television Young Heroes of 2007

Joshua Stevenson

Florence, Alabama
Florence High School

Joshua Stevenson is a graduating senior at Florence High School. Estranged from his father while still a teen, Joshua who found himself virtually homeless while still a teen, at times actually living under a bridge. By sharing his situation with his teachers and counselors, Joshua was able to access programs that now provide him with housing as he finishes his high school studies. With all of these concerns, Joshua maintains his grades and holds a part-time job. He serves as a youth counselor and assistant at the Boys and Girls Clubs. His volunteer work for the community is extensive, ranging from the care of unwanted animals to fundraising for cancer research. Upon graduation, his goal is to attend college to become a dentist.

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