Bryant boy is finalist for Maytag Dependable Leader Award

Today Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced the selection of five finalists in the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards – America’s Vote competition, including Ethan Harris, a Club Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, Arkansas. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. America’s Vote is an extension of the Dependable Leader Awards, inviting people across the U.S. to select the final Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner in 2013 by voting online.

Ethan is a 10-year old boy who works determinedly to do what he can to help the Club. From assisting staff members, to speaking to the Board of Community Directors about his Club, he constantly seeks to pitch in and make improvements. Through the “It Just Takes One Kid’s Campaign,” Ethan raised over $1,000 for his Club through an event he organized on his own.

You can learn more about Ethan and the work he does in his community – as well as the other four finalists – by visiting

Beginning today through Nov. 29, people can visit to cast their vote for the America’s Vote winner. In recognition of their achievement, the winner will receive a $20,000 financial grant to help their Club deepen its impact in its community. Voting is limited to one vote per day.