President Barack Obama recently honored eleven-year-old Shanaya Fastje with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Shanaya was also honored with the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, for outstanding community service activities, by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Shanaya Fastje is an award-winning, three-time published author and illustrator. Her fourth book is soon to be released. It is a self-help book for children and teens that teaches effective tools and techniques for dealing with bullies.