Kori Carter is This Week’s Community Hero!
Our AFH Community Hero of the Week award is officially back! We’re so thrilled to kick off a new season of this award by recognizing longtime AFH Athlete and track and field World Champion, Kori Carter. We met Kori all the way back at the USATF Annual Meetings in 2014 and she has been involved in a wide variety of causes ever since.
While Kori is always eager to give back in any way she can, her passion has most frequently been focused on female empowerment, especially in sports. She has volunteered with Girls to Women, a nonprofit that provides healthy development programming to local elementary and middle school girls in Palo Alto, shared a personal essay on the importance of Women’s History Month in 2021, and most recently participated in ESPN’s Fifty50 campaign on Instagram, sharing what Title IX means to her and its importance in making sports more equitable for women and girls. Kori also co-hosts Track Girl Summer alongside fellow AFH Athlete and track and field athlete, Natasha Hastings.
Kori has also joined forces with other AFH Athletes to share their stories about living with diabetes as an athlete in order to raise awareness and help uplift children and young adults living with the same diagnosis. Later this month, this group will be sharing their stories and speaking to a group of kids diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about managing their mental health.
After all of that, it should come as no surprise as to why Kori is this week’s Community Hero! We are so grateful to work with Kori and athletes like her. Thank you, Kori, for helping us make the world a better place!