15 US teens awarded Tikkun Olam prizes

By JTA
July 4, 2014 05:48




Fifteen US teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000 from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

“Acknowledged for their exceptional leadership and commitment to social good, the teens have provided unique solutions to pressing social issues by developing projects that support public health, equality, education, environmental sustainability, and engagement opportunities for their peers,” the foundation said in a statement.

The program is in its eighth year. This year for the first time, the foundation is honoring 15 rather than 10 teens, including teens outside of California.


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