Austin Scott | Young Hero Award from Alabama Public Television

Austin Scott

Alabama School of Fine Arts

Birmingham, Alabama

A 17-year-old Junior in the Math and Sciences Program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Austin has maintained ASFA’s tough GPA requirements despite hardship at home. Fueled by her desire to succeed, Austin has always remained a true servant of the community. She is an active member of Birmingham AIDS Outreach Youth Action Committee and attendee of the Ryan White Youth Council On AIDS in Washington DC. Austin was also a 2000 delegate to “Anytown, Alabama”, one of the premiere human relations and leadership programs for youth in America. A past member of the Teen Advisory Board at the Homewood Public Library, Austin actively serves her community every chance she gets. Just a few of her activities include, volunteering at City Stages in the children’s area and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. Though extracurricular activities keep her busy, Austin manages to remain president of the ASFA Ambassadors, and has held several SGA offices. In her mother’s words “Austin is a leader and will continue to be a constant source of pride for her school, community and Alabama. She will always be my hero.”

Young Hero Sponsors

The Young Heroes Program is made possible through the support of:

Derek Chen

Harris Trust


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These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward

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