York PA – A second-grader’s passion for cleaning up York landed him a spot as one of four candidates for the Sprout channel’s “Kindest Kid” award.
Mateo Maldonado, 7, was chosen from applicants across the country to compete for the award, sponsored by the channel that airs children’s programming. Voting takes place on the Sprout website, and the winner will travel to Sprout’s studios for an interview Dec. 21.
Mateo’s mother, Meranda Rodenhaber, said she and Mateo’s father, Chris Maldonado, nominated their son after seeing an advertisement on Sprout for the award that talked about children who go out of their way to care for others.
“Right away it just clicked, and it was like, ‘That’s Mateo,'” Rodenhaber said.