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2019 AWARDS

The Helen Diller Family Foundation

Is Proud to Announce the

15

Recipients of the

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Ethan Asher

Roswell, GA | 16

Ethan was inspired by fellow teen activists and started March for Our Lives Georgia to help stop gun violence.

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Malcolm Asher

Portland, OR | 17

Malcolm improves patient experience, reduces fear and stigma, and brings the healing power of art to children in hospitals with ArtPass International.

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Lucy Beckett

Elk Grove, CA | 17

Lucy brings the magic of summer camp to refugee children and helps them make friends and adjust to their new homes through Camp Nefesh.

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Beatriz De Oliveira

San Diego, CA | 16

Beatriz developed coursework and collects donations to purchase books for daycares around the world sharing the power of fiction through Books for a Change.

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John Finkelman

San Diego, CA | 18

John used his own experiences with a mixed identity and started Equal Voice Initiative to address the lack of support given to newly arrived refugees.

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Elyse Forman

Los Angeles, CA | 17

Elyse began an after school program called Girls in STEM to help close the gender gap in science and engineering.

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Grace Freedman

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | 17

Grace and her organization JaxTHRIVE use one-on-one mentoring and tutoring to improve the academic performance of refugee children.

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Arielle Geismar

New York, NY | 17

Arielle created NYC Says Enough (NYCSE), an outlet for teen action, to address the systemic causes of gun violence and hold elected officials accountable.

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Jessica Goldberg

Farmington Hills, MI | 17

Jessica discovered a lack of resources available for siblings of individuals who encounter mental health challenges and established Sib4Sib.

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Ethan Hirschberg

Carlsbad, CA | 17

Ethan shares his own experiences with the world and inspires others via his blog The Journey Through Autism, as well as through other written work and public speaking.

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Adam Hoffman

Houston, TX | 18

Adam decided to put people before politics with Day of Unity, an organization devoted to shrinking the gap between political parties.

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Britton Masback

Portland, OR | 17

Britton founded Youth Educating Police to stem the widening gap between police and youth and to combat inequitable policing by facilitating dialogue and designing training modules.

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Katelyn McInerney

Birmingham, AL | 17

Katelyn began Special Siblings in response to her own unmet needs for support as a sister to someone with special needs.

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Solomon Olshin

Portland, OR | 17

Solomon founded Shine to help meet the basic needs of houseless Portlanders living in off-grid communities by developing cutting-edge, environmentally-sustainable and cost-effective technologies.

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Casey Sherman

Parkland, FL | 17

Casey and Empower the People work to provide voices to the voiceless through peer-to-peer voter registration and community engagement.

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CELEBRATING

THE 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

2019 AWARD CEREMONY

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