Shreyaa Venkat is a junior at Broad Run High School with a great passion for community service and volunteering. She is an active board member of Key Club International and Ted-Ed club, where she provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities for youth and teens in the community. Sixteen-year-old Shreyaa already has over five years of volunteer service under her belt and has spent over 800 hours giving back to her community. She is an academic honor roll student, a travel soccer player, a 3rd degree black belt, a kathak dancer, and an assistant instructor at CJR Martial Arts. Shreyaa’s generous heart and passion for service drive her determination to make a difference in the lives of others.
Along with receiving the award last year for Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year from Loudoun Human Services Network, she has received the following:
Esha Venkat is a 13-year-old eight grader at Farmwell Station Middle School. Esha’s commitment to volunteering inspires countless other youth volunteers to make a difference in the community. In addition to being a Straight A honor roll student, Esha finds time to pIay piano, earn her 2nd degree black belt, enjoy hip-hop and Kathak, and serve as the captain of her travel soccer team. She is also an active member of several clubs and organizations.
Esha finds a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities, as well as making sure to leave weekends for volunteering. She has spent hundreds of volunteer hours on projects ranging from feeding the homeless and tutoring kids, to helping hurricane victims and creating care packages for low-income families. Esha’s motivation comes mainly from the joy she gets from giving back to the community. Esha has been recognized as "The Points of Light” Award honoree established by President George H.W. Bush, Loudoun Cares Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year, for her outstanding community service. According to her, it doesn’t matter how big or small your contribution is to your community, it just matters that you do something to help.