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2018 AWARDS

The Helen Diller Family Foundation

Is Proud to Announce the

15

Recipients of the

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Adam Sella

Cincinnati, OH | 18

Adam founded his high school’s chapter of Students Together Assisting Refugees to mobilize students to support resettled refugee families.

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Daniel Zahn

Allentown, PA | 19

Daniel co-launched F.O.R.M. Consulting, which recruited college student-mentors to conduct one-on-one sessions with prospective students from underserved communities.

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Dillon Eisman

Malibu, CA | 17

Dillon founded Sew Swag, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization creatively reusing donated apparel for the homeless youth population in the greater Los Angeles area.

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Emilia Peters

Los Angeles, CA | 16

Emilia co-founded KEM Creative, to bring free, teen-taught art instruction to children in transitional housing and underserved communities.

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Genevieve Liu

Chicago, IL | 18

Genevieve created SLAP’D, a social media platform for teens who have lost a parent.

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Helena Zimmerman

Purchase, NY | 16

Helena helped high school students find their own tikkun olam projects by co-founding TeensGive.org, a non-profit creating rewarding and flexible volunteer opportunities for high school students.

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Lena Goldstein

Arnold, MD | 18

Lena created a protocol and partnered with organizations in developing countries to offer cost-effective cervical cancer screenings.

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Madeline Salvatierra

North Tustin, CA | 17

Madeline enabled low-income youth to pursue their dream careers through hands-on activities helping them explore career opportunities.

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Michaela Weinstein

Albany, CA | 15

Michaela co-founded Speak, a student group providing a unique curriculum that teaches empathy and social justice to 5th grade students.

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Minnah Stein

Sarasota, FL | 17

Minnah created EMPOWERU to educate K-12 students about consent, safety, sexual harassment and assault.

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Natalie Hampton

Sherman Oaks, CA | 16

Natalie created Sit with Us, a free lunch-planning mobile app that helps middle and high school students coordinate lunches with friends or look for open invitations to lunch tables.

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Peyton Klein

Pittsburgh, PA | 16

Peyton created the Global Minds Initiative (GMI) to advocate for inclusive and welcoming schools by supporting immigrant and refugee students

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Sara Blau

Brookville, NY | 16

Sara launched Game Changers New York (GCNY), a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to empower youth around the world by providing the means and opportunity to become athletes.

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Stephanie Reifman

Upper Saddle River, NJ | 17

Stephanie founded H.A.P.P.Y. Week, a heroin education and prevention program for middle and high school students.

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Yardena Gerwin

New York, NY | 18

Yardena organized her peers to advocate for girls worldwide, combating global sexism through legislative reform and activism.

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CELEBRATING

THE 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

2018 AWARD CEREMONY

Along with the monetary reward, honorees will be recognized at an in-person gala and ceremony to celebrate their achievements.