Marley Dixon, a 15-year-old Newtown resident and activist, was honored on August 12th with an award from Points of Light for sparking change through volunteerism and public service.
She is certified in humane advocacy and youth leadership and is a campus assistant at a training program for service dogs. She contributes to various local and national organizations as a youth board member and writer, and has provided written testimony to strengthen state bills on animal protection. Her advocacy supports the humane treatment of exotic animals, companion pets, livestock, and the people who work with them.
Marley is a 10th grader at the Wooster School in Danbury.