Mari Copeny is set to receive an award that she is truly deserving of.
Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint” has been named the recipient of the Changemaker Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
She is best known for her stance on environmental justice and her commitment to help people of all ages. The 14-year-old activist got her start when she brought to light the water crisis that was taking place in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Mari Copeny will join the likes of Killer Mike and Trae Tha Truth, who have received this award in the past. As reported by BET, this award is given to “pop culture figures who speak truth to power through their commitment to individual action and leadership.”
“I’m excited to be honored by the Billboard Music Awards for my community efforts and commitment to highlighting America’s water issues,” Copeny said.
She added, “I’m hopeful that this inspires others to fight for what’s right, even when no one else is looking.”
The Billboard Music Awards will air on Sunday, May 15, 8 pm. Diddy will be the host for the night.