In the News: Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award Winners

It’s August again, which means it’s time to celebrate this year’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards winners! Five exceptional teens are being recognized for their volunteer work with an Award and $36,000 to further their college education or their vision of tikkun olam or “repairing the world.” Check out recent news on each of this year’s recipients:

Gabe at WalkGabe Ferrick, Santa Rosa, 16 Envision No Victims: One for All and All For One Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick, on fighting genocide He’s 16, but the $36,000 won’t go for a car
LizaLiza Gurtin, La Jolla, 17 Walk for Water La Jolla teen wins prestigious award Liza Gurtin: Proving Clean Water to Villages Video of Liza on San Diego Living
Naftali in GardenNaftali Moed, Pacifica, 17 Oceana High School Garden Pacifica Student Plants Seeds for the Future Tikkun Olam awards recognize teen gardening advocate
Casey in LiberiaCasey Robbins, Carmichael, 17 Textbooks for Liberia Mira Loma’s Robbins wins scholarship Foundation honors teen who aids Liberians
Daniel at Westside Children's CenterDaniel Sobajian, Los Angeles, 17 Venice Student Honored and Businesses Get Noticed Students win Diller prize

The Diller Teen Initiatives are funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.


August 04, 2011


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