Alexander Kovarovic, from Guilderland, is a nineteen year old motivational speaker, suicide prevention advocate, crisis prevention counselor, drug and alcohol intervention counselor, and an in training firefighter. He has been an advocate for teens across the country and around the world. Alex, himself, had dealt with cyberbullying, depression and suicide attempts growing up and in mid-2017, he decided to create social media accounts to reach out and help other teens who were struggling. They took comfort in speaking with someone like Alex who knew what they were going through.

Shortly after, Alex created the "One Life Suicide Prevention Team." It is designed to help prevent teen suicide and domestic violence across the country. He also created groups on social media so that teens can help one another through mental illness. He has helped teens in our community, our country and around the world.

For all that Alex has done and continues to do for teens, he has been selected as this month's Hometown Hero.

County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.

Click here to see how you can nominate a hero for the month of April.