Encino | 18
2007 Award Recipient
Shira, deeply troubled by the violence in Darfur, Sudan, was moved to promote awareness and help end the genocide. Shira worked to engage teens throughout the Los Angeles community in this effort, starting with an awareness campaign at her high school that grew into a middle school education program. Shira then created TAG (Teens Against Genocide), a 100% high school-run organization comprised of students from high schools all over Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. TAG's rally in front of the Wilshire Boulevard Federal Building raised thousands of dollars to build wells and a medical center for Sudanese refugees.