2020 PRESENTIAL AWARD CEREMONY
On September 13th, 2020, we held the President's Volunteer Service Award ceremony at the Northridge Oakridge Estate Park.
Students at the San Fernando Valley Youth Group have done a tremendous job on community services in the past year. We are very proud of what we have achieved during the pandemic - from online mentoring and classes, to zoom interviews. We honor our students for their hard work and dedication to volunteering activities, not only for the services done with our group but also for the community services done outside of our organization.
We have a total of 26 students, ages 7 to 17. We gathered to celebrate the accomplishment, and we look forward to the coming year ahead!
In the advent of the pandemic, we launched the robotics team and also a college application lecture. In March, when safer at home orders were enacted, we transitioned successfully to using zoom to host our activities. In the past summer, we offered rich, dynamic, and engaging classes to our K-5 elementary school communities. These classes include Arts & crafts, drawing, Speech, Math courses, rubik cubes, Science, Circuit board, Book Club, and more. For our middle and high schoolers, we launched over 20 interview sessions in which students from all over the nation, who were admitted into prestigious universities to share their experiences with us. One of our most successful interview/presentation sessions was our middle and high school introduction lectures, which was met with high acclaim from parents and students alike. In addition to all of these activities, we launched multiple COVID relief efforts to battle the pandemic. These include programs of making masks, helping to 3D print PPE, hosting bake sales and fundraisers to help aid the first responders of this pandemic. Aaron Du also taught Rubik cube class to community seniors. That is the first approach we tried to service the seniors in the community. A couple of high schoolers are planning the moon festival celebration, to celebrate this traditional holiday, and also collect donations for firefighters.