June Lee is a sophomore at Saint Francis High. She founded and volunteers with SYNC (Sunnyvale Youth Newspaper Committee), a team of high school volunteers that uses newspapers to help students experience writing outside the classroom, become involved in the community, and create their own newspapers. The committee hosts student camps and workshops every summer and winter break. She is an editor for "The Lancer" school newspaper, and serves as an instructor at Mightyfist Taekwondo School. June believes that volunteerism has the power to unite youth internationally, and is determined to work with organizations to help youth take a role in resolving many of the most serious conflicts that plague our world today.
Maria Keller is a freshman at Orono High School and lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. Maria began Read Indeed, a 501c3 literacy organization, when she was 8 years old. Her original goal was to collect and distribute 1 million books to kids in need by the time she’s 18. She accomplished this goal 5 years ahead of schedule, at the age of 13. Now she wants to distribute books to all 50 states in the U.S. and every country in the world. Having donated more than $4 million in books, Maria has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
Levi HarosLevi Haros is a sophomore studying business at The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His many accolades include: being a New American University Scholar, Wildcat Excellence Award Recipient, and The Dr. Stuart Chase-Coy Student-Athlete Activity Award Recipient. He is currently serving his second Assistant Project Manager internship in New York City with Vanguard Construction & Development, managing complete office renovations on streets such as Park Avenue and 14 Penn Plaza. He enjoys discussing the importance of higher education and he’s excited to mentor others towards a successful future!
Jeanelle Bautista is a senior at University High School in Tolleson, Arizona. She aspires to pursue Dentistry in college and is an active member of her community. She currently volunteers at Hospice of the Valley and is a mentor at the New Song Center for grieving children. Her out of school programs include the Arizona Ivy League Project, the Be a Leader Foundation and The Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute. Some of her greatest passions in life is to spread awareness about global poverty and pressing health concerns nationwide. She believes that the answer to these issues lies the voice of todays youth and is doing all she can to motivate others to make a change.
Anita Rahmawati is a junior at SMA Negeri 1 Yogyakarta High School, in Indonesia. She is passionate about learning from people that inspired her and giving back those stories that she learned to inspire other people. One day, she wants to make a project to help children learn to read in Indonesia. Anita loves to accept all opportunities to help other people around the world. She thinks that all teens around the world love to help other people too, but it is just a matter of providing them with opportunities to serve.