About the Team

Our founders

Sarah Shapiro

Co-FounderHi, my name is Sarah Shapiro, I'm 17 years old, and I have a passion for advocacy. I love to use my voice to enact positive social change and hope to study international relations and environmental studies in college.
As one of the co-founders of this project, I organize tasks, make administrative decisions, and brainstorm new ways to help our community. I started this project in order to ensure that children are still motivated to achieve their academic, artistic, and athletic goals, despite all that is going on in the world right now with the global pandemic.
It is of the utmost importance to provide children with a source of hope and a mentor to look up to. As teen advocates and mentors, we have the capability to inspire young kids to keep persevering despite the obstacles they and their families face during this health crisis and resulting economic turmoil. With free activity livestreams and one-on-one tutoring, we are able to help them succeed academically and promote a positive mentality as well.

Skye Loventhal

Co-FounderHi! My name is Skye and I am 17 years old. I am currently a junior in high school and plan on majoring in business in college. I love working with kids whether it is through coaching a softball team or working in a classroom.
As one of the co-founders, I help to organize meetings, oversee the different departments of our program, and lead activities. I wanted to join this project because I love working with kids and I wanted to give back during this time. I want to help students continue to achieve their goals and grow, despite the changed environment that they are adjusting to.
I know that I always loved working with the older kids when I was younger, so I think this is a really unique opportunity to engage students and build connections during a time where we all feel very distant. Despite the challenges of staying home, there are so many opportunities that we can take advantage of during this time through the power of the digital world, so I am excited to provide an outlet for children to thrive in their academics as well as participate in engaging activites.

Our Board

Sarah Daks

Head of the Media TeamMy name is Sarah Daks, I am 17 years old, and I am currently attend Granada Hills Charter High School. In college, I hope to be pre-med and studying Biochemistry!
As Head of the Media Engagement Division, I coordinate the tasks the Media Team covers, aid other division heads, provide consistent updates via Zoom, and ensure the Media Team is on track in completing its duties.

Chloe Hyun

Website Developer, Co-Head of Tutoring DivisionHi, I'm Chloe! I'm 17, and as an aspiring medical professional, I hope to study psychology and cellular/molecular biology. I love being able to help those around me and aspire to work with others to ensure everyone has equal access to opportunity.
Alongside managing and updating the website, I coordinate and assist tutors in order to provide the best possible support for the students.

Hayley Song

Co-Head of Tutoring Division, Volunteer Recruitment, Outreach CommitteeHi! My name is Hayley Song and I am 17 years old. I am currently an incoming senior in high school and plan on majoring in software engineering in college.
As co-head of tutoring, I manage and coordinate the tasks of all tutors as well and keeping them accountable. I want to ensure that we provide students with quality tutoring, support, and help them reach their fullest potential.

Danielle Anz

Co-Head of Outreach CommitteeHi! My name is Danielle Anz and I am currently 17 years old. I have always loved helping others and I would like to pursue pre-med or pre-law studies in college.
As co-head of the Outreach Committee, I reach out to schools and organizations to make them aware of our project and delegate tasks to the rest of our division. I want to help make a positive impact on others during these trying times.

Jasmine Boonsanong

Co-Head of Outreach CommitteeI am Jasmine Boonsanong, a 16 year old Junior at Granada Hills Charter HS and I hope to major in Cognitive Science. I love to work creatively with others!
As the Media Outreach Coordinator, I talk to news broadcasts about featuring the project, contact local blogs, and email newspapers and news outlets to spread the word.

Tatiana Coleman

Head of Activities DivisionMy name is Tatiana Coleman and I am 17 years old. I love soccer and I hope to study filmmaking and mathematics in college.
I monitor and supervise the activities that we plan for the kids. I have a drive and passion for helping people, so I saw this as an opportunity to give back to the youth of the community during these difficult times.

Samantha Gonzalez

Head of Volunteer Recruitment, Media TeamMy name is Samantha Gonzalez and I am 17 years old. I have a passion for helping others and learning new things!
I help to manage our media platforms and volunteer recruitment, as well as help lead activities like tutoring, science experiments, and fun crafts! I joined this project because of my passion to make a difference as many struggle during this time and my love for working with children.

Leilani Zaragoza

Media TeamHi! My name is Leilani Zaragoza and I am currently 17 years old. In college, I plan on studying either Cinematography and Film/Video Production or Athletic Training/Sports Science.

Regina Santos

Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer ManagementHi, I'm Regina Santos! I'm 16 and currently a junior at Granada Hills Charter High School. My passions include theatre, making jewelry, and helping others!

Litzuly Castillo

Outreach CommitteeHi, I’m Litzuly, I’m 16 and I would like to study cellular biology in college. For a while I’ve known that I wanted to help the world as a whole and science was something that interested me, so for those reasons I decided to pursue that specific area.
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Haley Sharma

Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer ManagementHi, I’m Haley, I’m 16 and I would like to study computer engineering when I’m in college! Currently I’m a gymnastics coach and I love being able to help individuals all around me.

Sara Shalaby

Communications CoordinatorHi, I'm Sara Shalaby, I'm 16 and I plan to study Child Development in college! I love working with kids and I hope to become a teacher in the future.

Anisha Haque

Activities Division, Outreach CommitteeMy name is Anisha Haque and I am 16 years old. In college, I want to major in Biology and go into the medical field, hoping to become a future pediatrician or physician.

Daniella Hanna

Media TeamHi! I'm Daniella, I'm 16, and in college, I plan on pursuing a pre-med curriculum. I have a passion for working with kids and hope to become a pediatrician in the future!

William Bacon

Outreach CommitteeMy name is William Bacon, I’m 17, and I plan on studying Biochemistry in college. I enjoy backpacking, fishing, coaching tennis and reading.

Our Dedicated Volunteers:

COHORT 1Verena MansourMaya DoitchNicole TurerJulia WilliamsSarah Pascual Sarah AliFabian Antunez LopezMaquenzie GarciaLena NguyenMaddi TristMaya MazorAlexandra RiosAyala FeldmanEdessa MoshabadIona PitkinVeronica FloresAngelica IgnacioJulia CervaniaKomal Sandhu
COHORT 2Luis OlmosJoshua ChoiWilliam MacaraegCindy LariozCaitlyn LopezLeann PadillaGabrielle BarronDayanara SalinasLucy DoeringSharbel HannaIzella PerezChantelle MillerYvanna MatuseaEmery MillerBrinda GargSophia SorianoTrisha DevchoudhuryAnita SemsarhaMegan ArcenoTiffany Wei
COHORT 3Alejandro GutierrezEliana GelmanNicole LausBrandon SeidlerDaron VinsonAnoushka GargPhoebe EskovitzSophie CleofasMaya ChecchiZoe DepperHannah SmithSamantha ChanSilvina HerreraSofi KoretzFalaqnaz HaqueKamila SabirovaAriela BroussiGrace XuJessica HerreraPeter RadionovAlexandra AsalTatevik Nersisyan
COHORT 4Lelah ShapiroKimberley MartinezSari BovitzLeslie Carla RelativoJonathan EmeryAdarsh MattappallyCasey HuangSarah UllahBella DowneyKira PopeshilEmily EscobarSofia ChecchiLena McEachernNiti JaniSamantha BreurKelly CotterPayton LoventhalSandra MessihaMaya PachecoAileen FatehaEmely MarroquinJessica RichardsonVeronica JablonOlivia EspinozaAryanna BaytopSamah HasanSe Eun (Julia) Yoo
COHORT 5Ayaat QuaziCameron GreggCatherine MaximousHarsha MattapallyAbeni ThomasSean MartinCassandra LimAlisha ZamanLily LeeXitlali VelazquezNaima SmallAbby FischlerSimone Bart-PlangeLauren PakAnn JamesJulia MusumeciAdrianna RodriguezNicolas PerezCatherine AndresIsabelle CanadineChristopher WongSophia LiCristahl PereaJolie Abdelmalk
COHORT 6Hrach NersisyanAmy TruongCami LenkovZoe HronskyHannah WillingerMaelia MadariagaKiernan HaganNaveed ShahhosseiniNatalie ShtangrudLiana FriedmanRokshana BushraNicole BednarIsabel PrasadConnor KissackLlewellyn BailesNatalia Casillas
COHORT 7Rita ChenRashika ThakurViolet AffleckMonserrat MoralesRebecca ArhanianJessy IbrahimAsher SinglaSofia PiresKayla LujanAlina LiangEliana JablonJiayu LiDulce GonzalezRachel NagashimaCherlene FriasIsabella RodriguezSamantha CruzBlossom Bogen-FroeseAileen RanJasmine Carter
COHORT 8Sia DuaMichelle NazariZoe Roldan CalvinAli HaberMax CharcasKatrina MinayaDaniel ReedDyvia HuitronCarly DutcherAurora TorresSaloni ChoksiJessica CaoTanya SharmaHelen PengMariette RebloraHemosoo WooLuke BelangerVernika GuptaElizabeth LoAndrea Reji
COHORT 9Jessica CaballeroSabina GergisJuliet WienerChloe ChingCatherine St-JeanNaomi ChingLauren ClawsonEmma RothkopfDaisy RamirezPia VisariaKailani HendrixJoseph ZakiIvy LeTahrima JuberySamantha SorianoLyla RossEmily CainAbigail LeeAlexa DreyfusOlivia RahhalJessica LiebanCristian SalazarGabriel JabileSelina LeongPrateeksha Gupta
TUTORING COHORT 1Robert ShinTanvi SureKimberly MercadoRichard KimSierra ShostacEunice ChoiMorgan SheppardRaquel ReiszMariana HefferanKatherine MartinezAmaya HernandezGeevana UribeSophia VillarrealMayukha TalinkiNick FleisherLeslie BucioAndrea Lee-Cruzcharley gallardoNysa MathewJ-zel LaberintoCarol OrtizShrinath ParikhYuru LiuIpsita Bisht
TUTORING COHORT 2Hannah OdewaleRiya MalhotraManal MianPerla GarciaMahwish ZahidMyles StarlingLiang JimenezTatyanna CaroAdrian MunguiaBella HaleEmily NguyenMikayla PolskiOisín MooreRia VoodiDakota DuranChristopher HartCaitlin YangSophie SchwarzVivian ZamparoGabrielle SetiabudiEunice ChungJing LiuMadison HeningerJhoana Yumul
TUTORING COHORT 3Matthew VasquezCora OrtegaEmma KedilerliAna HuizarAmira WalcottAngela LyDaniel SotoSriya Sai Pushpa DatlaKamille ColemanRenee ShresthaJenny LiuReagan GunawanRachel GunawanKaren AndreAva BattleAlexa ZiffNaomi KaulRiley ChongMuryam HasanMarian CaballoHannah PinoAkua AsamoahAngelina DiCillo

Be a teen mentor!

  • Host live sessions with activities for elementary school students

  • Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions

  • Inspire young kids to stay motivated and active during quarantine

Fill out an application on our "Volunteers" page to get involved!