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Friends Seminary Students Earn National Awards For Community Service Impact

United Nations Association of the USA Recognizes Youth Leaders Delivering Progress Toward The UN Sustainable Development Goals
Friends Seminary is proud to announce 68 students are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the Second Annual National Community Service Awards. This program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. Students from Friends Seminary delivered the most impact for SDG #4: Quality Education.
“Youth efforts and voices are essential to achieve the SDGs. These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about,” says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA. “With a decade remaining to deliver on the SDGs, we are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students.”
In the last ten months, thousands of students devoted more than 557,000 community service hours to causes and community needs. “The close of this school year will be a moment in time never forgotten by current students. Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, and there has never been a better personal understanding of the connectedness between people, local, and global challenges,” says Kristine Sturgeon, CEO of Inner View Technologies. “We are delighted to amplify and honor the incredible work of students who are changing the world, one action at a time. In the last few months we have seen students transition their passions for causes to safe remote pathways including virtual tutoring, organizing local food collections, recording music performances for senior centers, digital connections to advocate for voter registration, unique appreciation for HealthCare heroes and so much more.”

About the Awards

United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView Technologies have embarked on a partnership with the aim to help students ages 14 to 24 explore the UN Global Goals, engage in volunteer efforts in their community, and develop a personal social impact credential: a Service Resume. Read the full press release and view the full list of schools with students earning awards.

Student Award Levels

Ambassador: 100 hours of service across at least 12 activities this school year
Honor: 40 hours of service across at least 8 activities this school year
Merit: 20 hours of service across at least 4 activities this school year

Congratulations to Our Student Awardees

Ambassador Awardees: Anya Juneja, Riya Juneja, Tracy Zeng

Honor Awardees: Hilary Barkey, Abigail Berman, Jamie Gall, Hallie Goldblatt, Avery Hays, Beatriz Luard, Samuel Morrison, Beatrice Moyers, Julian Reyes, Allegra Torres-Kelly

Merit Awardees: Lella Anders, Nicholas Annenberg, Carly Baretz, Nylu Bernshtayn, Sidney Blumenfeld, Wilton Bompey, Mason Bunton, Sophia Buten, Sanaa Chakour, Isabella Chiodi, Caleb Choe, Daniel Cohen, Zachary Dill, Harriet Engelke, Kellen Fenrich, Imogen Frazier, Daniella Guigliano, Charlotte Harrison, Olivia Hayes, Caitlin Hazelton, Francesca Hourihan, Sophie Ingber, Olivia Kane, Izzy Koo, Joanne Lee, Sam Lerner, Buzzie Levine, Alexandra Levy, Jacob Levy, Alexandra Lilly, Hazel Livingston, Leela Malladi, Neelan Martin, Jakob Oliva, Myles Pace, Maxwell Paster, Annika Patel, Juliette Propp, Gabriela Rachman, Annie Robins, Elliot Sadoff, Amnon Scharia, Benjamin Shapiro, Alex Shuey, Katharine Spencer, Ahron Springer, Andrew Tart, Sacha Vince, Ivory Wang, Calvin Ware, Alexander Weremchuk, Miranda Wollen, Natalie Wollen, Jill Wong, Asher Yellen

The collective activities of our students this school year delivered 7,146 service hours and personal activities to address local needs. This achievement earned an additional distinction of the Emerald Award for outstanding impact.   

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