Greg Coop, with the Moultrie YMCA, was one of 12 people honored at the White House Friday as a Champion of Change.
Coop was chosen for his efforts in transforming his community and making it a better place to live.
A few years ago Coop became involved in an early learning readiness program that provides caretakers of children where English isn TMt their first language with educational materials to prepare them for Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Fox 31 spoke to Coop TMs coworkers today who said they couldn TMt think of a person more deserving than him. They said he recognized a need in the community and acted on it and has since closed the achievement gap between kids who speak English and kids who have a different first language.