SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Helen Diller Family Foundation presents ten young leaders in volunteerism nation-wide with the annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards and $36,000 each in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place.
This year, two of the recipients are from the Bay Area. Skylar Dorosin of Palo Alto started a program that teaches swimming and water polo to girls from low-income communities. Talia Young of Lafayette created a poetry club that works to empower high school students and eliminate stereotypes.
Rachel Bloom, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Program Manager, said “the purpose of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award is to recognize and celebrate Jewish teens who are role models in community service and Helen Diller and the Helen Diller Family Foundation really believe that teens do have the power to make change now and that their example can inspire both other teens and adults to really recognize their potential and create a ripple effect so that even more people are being involved in helping to repair the world.”
“Tikkun olam” is a central precept of Judaism meaning to repair the world.
KCBS’ Connie C. Kim talks to Rachel Bloom, Skylar Dorosin and Talia Young: