She will join the other four students from across Florida to visit and entertain at nursing homes, children’s hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, charity events and other scheduled activities throughout the state.

THE VILLAGES — A Villages Charter School student was selected as one of five recognized by Florida’s Hometown USA Program, a non-profit educational youth organization for students of Florida.


Raeleigh Yomtob, who attends third grade at The Villages Charter Elementary School Intermediate Center, was recognized in the 2020 group ranging from elementary to college-aged students. She earned honors from the program for her work raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which she does alongside her schoolwork, playing basketball, and participating in the school’s 4-H club.


Students are recognized by Florida’s Hometown USA program for their community-oriented work, but they also are asked to continue that work as program representatives.


The program partners with 29 facilities throughout Florida for volunteering purposes.


The organization aims to educate Florida youth on the values of volunteerism and to encourage them to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors and to promote community pride.


Yomtob will join the other four students from across Florida to visit and entertain at nursing homes, children’s hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, charity events and other scheduled activities throughout the state.