Five honorees took home checks for $36,000 after winning the Teen Tikkun Olam Awards (Hebrew for ‘repair the world’) for being outstanding teen role models in California.
Presented by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the winners included:
- Jason Bade, for making his school district one of the greenest in the nation, with solar panels and a recycling program that saves six high schools millions of dollars per year.
- Kyle Weiss, who was 13 years old when he began “Fund a Field – Kids Helping Kids” to empower poverty stricken Ugandan youth through soccer, funding the construction of seven soccer fields.
- David Schenirer, who created a sorely needed teen culture and community center, called Vibe, for Sacramento kids, bringing public and private school students together to mingle, learn, and play.
A marine preservation program also that sparked youth-created environmental activist groups from coast to coast also received the award.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards were offered to Jewish teens. Find more winners on the Web, and watch their video (second one) below.
WATCH the video below… (More to read at KGO-TV in San Francisco)
The Diller Family Foundation video below, highlights all five winners in detail:
In 2007, Helen Diller and the Helen Diller Family Foundation created the Tikkun Olam Award program to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond.
Each year up to five teens from throughout California are awarded $36,000 each for outstanding leadership, community service, and commitment to improving the world.