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‘Maus,’ Nazi parallels and a Shylock reference make appearances at Senate hearing on book bans

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Sep 12, 2023

Cameron Samuels, a Jewish college student and book-access activist, discusses the impact of their Texas high school's challenge to "Maus" at a Senate hearing on book bans.

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You Should Know… Ben Joel

Washington Jewish Week

Aug 31, 2023

McLean resident Ben Joel is passionate about learning and teaching. The 18-year-old saw how people’s education deteriorated during the COVID pandemic and and co-founded Intutorly, an online tutoring program used globally.

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A local Equal Rights Amendment activist lands $36,000 service award


Jul 31, 2023

Local activist Anabelle Lombard was awarded $36,000 for her leadership work with Generation Ratify, a youth organization aiming to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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U. City teen receives major award for her work to improve peers’ financial literacy

St. Louis Jewish Light

Jul 26, 2023

Dani Wasserman, 17, founded InvestNow Clubs at her high school when she was a freshman. The goal is to increase financial literacy at the high school level, especially for traditionally marginalized groups in an effort to achieve better economic equality.

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NYC teens Sydney Hankin, Steven Hoffen receive Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards for work creating food secure communities

CBS News New York

Jul 24, 2023

CBS New York spoke with the local winners, 17-year-old Sydney Hankin, who started Securing Safe Food, and 15-year-old Steven Hoffen, who founded Growing Peace.

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Santa Barbara Teen Wins Award for Breaking Language Barriers

Santa Barbara Independent

Jul 22, 2023

If there are Spanish-speakers learning English and English-speakers learning Spanish, why not pair them together? That was the “obvious solution” that occurred to Dos Pueblos High School student Romy Greenwald, who noticed that the English learners felt isolated in their separate classes and marginalized from the English-speaking students.

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July 2023 One Move at a Time: Henry Lien and ChessPals

US Chess Federation

Jul 20, 2023

This month's guest is Henry Lien (LEAN), a 17-year-old from the Bay Area of California who started a free afterschool chess program for students living in low-income areas. Henry was selected for the 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards – a national prize recognizing teen leaders who are changing the world.

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Meaza Light-Orr Receives 2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Los Angeles Sentinel

Jul 20, 2023

The story of Meaza Light-Orr, 17, is one like no other. From Ethiopia to Los Angeles and back, Light-Orr has made a tremendous impact in her native village of Kololo, after raising more than $120,000 to build and operate a middle school through her initiative Kids for Kololo.