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Yours Humanly Names Walnut Creek Teen Recipient of Children Have the Power to Empower® Award
Quarterly award recognizes outstanding acts of goodness performed by young people
By: Yours Humanly
Seena Farhadi, 17, of Walnut Creek, California, received the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award for the outstanding acts of goodness he performs on behalf of children in need through LEAP, the Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program he founded in January 2021. The high school senior works with organizations such as Homeless Outreach Program for Education and Foster Youth Services to pair tutors with homeless and foster youth in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Contra Costa County) who are struggling academically and in need of support and mentoring. In so doing, he is giving these students access to resources and opportunities they would not otherwise have. He has plans to expand the program to include a summer camp for homeless youth and a speaker series tackling topics relevant to both homelessness and the foster care system, kickstarting an important community dialogue about educational equity and the needs of homeless and foster youth.
"We commend Seena for his compassion and extraordinary efforts on behalf of others," says Yours Humanly Founder & CEO Sunny Singh. "Our Children Have the Power to Empower award recipients are making a profound difference in the lives of others and we must encourage them to continue to do what they can to ease life's journey for those who struggle."
Award recipients receive a personalized certificate and medal, and are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media. To read more about award recipients and their meaningful work and to nominate a child for the Children Have the Power to Empower Award, visit www.YoursHumanly.org and click on the Power to Empower tab.
About Yours Humanly, www.YoursHumanly.org
Driven by the belief that education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds global efforts to provide children in need access to quality education and equitable resources. While the programs and resources it provides vary among the countries and cultures in which it works, Yours Humanly's focus is always on transforming the lives of children in need through education. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
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