Rachael is a junior at Minnetonka High School and is an IB diploma candidate. Rachael is President and founder of the service club Teens Taking Action. The club focuses on counteracting poverty in the Twin Cities and has members ranging from freshmen to seniors. Recently the club received a grant from Katie’s Krops and is excited to start their vegetable garden in the spring. All the produce harvested from their vegetable garden will be donated to their local food shelf. Rachael is also secretary of the Hands On Youth Advisory Board, a group that promotes youth engagement with local nonprofits. She is also a leader for the program Backpack Tutoring, which is a program made up of 400 students who travel to an intercity middle school to tutor at risk students every week! Rachael has a passion for both service and sailing so she also mentors at a local non-profit sailing school in the summer! Rachael is excited to share her thoughts with you on empowering youth and spreading youth volunteerism!