When Cory Gorczycki, 16, of Franklin Lakes lost both of his grandparents within weeks of each other, he wanted to find a way to properly honor their memory and commitment to community service. The result: Gorczycki started Ski4All, a nonprofit organization that provides free ski days to children going through difficult times.

It’s not the first time that the Hackley School junior used his love of skiing (and superior shredding skills) to help others: Last winter, he taught local foster children how to ski, giving them quality time outside and a self-esteem boost that comes from learning a new sport.

Gorczycki has already been recognized for his good deeds: Children’s Aid and Family Services of Northern New Jersey awarded him with the “Building Futures” Award in early October. To learn more about and donate to Gorczycki’s cause, head to Ski4All.com. Make

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