Congratulations to the first batch of Charity Crossing 2020-21 Youth Leaders.    Each of these leaders will co-lead various Charity Crossing initiatives.  Successful Youth Leaders will receive a certificate.

Priya Jayakumar

Priya Jayakumar

Youth Leader - Cyclone Amphan

I am Priya Jayakumar, a senior at Caravel Academy. I volunteer with CC for the last 5 years and been part of CC’s Autism Awareness Walk, Socks Drive, Cyclone Amphan Relief Drive (CC’s first youth-led initiative), and community service at Wilmington and Elkton. Outside of Charity Crossing, I enjoy volunteering at AI Dupont, I am my school’s student government president, and am an avid member of Jefferson Awards. In recognition of my volunteer activities, I have received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (5 times), Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award, and Multiplying Good’s One in a Million Award. I enjoy dancing and baking. I completed my Arangetram and used my gift money to plant 6,000 trees in India. As a youth leader, I hope to make the world a better place for everyone through my service!

Abhinav Ganesan

Abhinav Ganesan

Youth Leader - School Supplies

 I am a 10th grader at Downingtown East High School, PA. I am an avid swimmer and have a passion to play Mridangam and play football. I feel very happy for helping people who are in need and volunteer to support, and contribute to the community. I always wanted to help people who are in need and support them. By joining, Charity Crossing Inc., a non-profit organization helps me to take part in fundraising, and contribute to the community in all possible ways.. 

Aratrika Ghosh

Aratrika Ghosh

Youth Leader - Blood Donation

I am a 9th grader at Appoquinimink High School. I am a member of the National Honor Society, Delaware Swim Team, Appoquiniimink Marching Band, and Charity Crossing. My hobbies include drawing, reading and singing. I am very grateful to be one of the Youth Leaders for Charity Crossing and take on that role with a strong and positive mindset. There are so many issues in today’s society whether it be across the world or right in our city I am hoping to make a lasting impact to help as many people and our environment as possible through Charity Crossing. I hope to encourage and lead others to join and volunteer in Charity Crossing. I am humbled and elated to serve as a Youth Leader and start Initiatives and volunteer at events with Charity Crossing.

Samveda Menon

Samveda Menon

Youth Leader - Hygiene Drive

I am a rising Junior at Concord High School (Wilmington, Delaware). I am 16 years old and my hobbies include dance, field hockey, painting, and spending time with friends and family. As a youth leader for Charity Crossing, I aspire to make a positive difference in society. There are immeasurable amounts of valid issues occurring in the world today, and I hope to have a lasting positive impact on those issues through my work at Charity Crossing. As a youth leader I hope to encourage and motivate others to partake in Charity Crossing events; the more people involved, the greater impact we have! I am extremely excited to participate in all of the efforts and I am thrilled to be working on my own initiatives as a part of CC.

Amika Kumar

Amika Kumar

Youth Leader - Socks Drive

My name is Amika Kumar. I’m a freshman at Garnet Valley High school.  Because of my prior experience in a sock drive assisting in the donations, I am inspired to take charge and see how much more I can contribute to the cause this time. 

Adil Ameen

Adil Ameen

Youth Leader - Wilmington Serve

My name is Adil Ameen, I am a freshman at MOT Charter High School and I am 14 years old. I love sports (both watching and playing). Some hobbies I have been drawing, bike riding, basketball, and football.

Sahil Langote

Sahil Langote

Youth Leader - Covid 19

My name is Sahil Langote.  I am a sophomore at the Charter School of Wilmington and would like to become a neuroscientist in the future. Last year, I placed fourth at the Maryland Brain Bee. I have been volunteering at Charity Crossing for 4 years, and have made & donated over a hundred masks. Recently I also passed the Government of India’s Central Hindi Directorate Exam. Because of this, I volunteered to teach Hindi to younger children.

Adithi Jonnagadla

Adithi Jonnagadla

Youth Leader - Holiday Drive

I am going to be a Freshman in high school. Some of my hobbies include Indian classical dance, piano, and calligraphy. Helping and giving back to the community is something that I was always inclined towards and passionate about. Charity Crossing provided me a platform through which I could make a difference in my community. In my three years of involvement with this organization, I have participated in many initiatives and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of them. I hope to help as many people as we can especially during these uncertain times and give people a reason to smile.

Nithila Chrisostom

Nithila Chrisostom

Youth Leader - Digital Design

I am Charity Crossing’s digital design youth leader! I’m currently a junior in the Digital Technology Communications and Humanities pathways at Appoquinimink High School. My interests include making art, listening to music, and advocating for social justice.

Contribution: I will contribute to Charity Crossing’s initiatives by putting forth my expertise and skills in digital design. My intention is to create art that will spread awareness on a variety of issues and inspire people to come together to solve those issues and give back to society. I want to use my art to advocate for the community and spark others to join our cause as well.

 

Anirudh Ganesan

Anirudh Ganesan

Youth Leader - School Supplies

I am a 10th grader at Downingtown East High School, PA. I am an avid Mridangam player and love to play basketball during my free time. I have a passion for helping people who are in need and volunteer to support society. I recently joined Charity Crossing Inc., a non-profit organization that helps the community members who are in need. I like to take part in fundraising and contribute to the community in many ways.

Ashika Kumar

Ashika Kumar

Youth Leader - Holiday Drive

I am Ashika Kumar, a senior at Garnet Valley High school. My interests include tennis, dance, writing and singing. At school I’m part of organizations such as interact and national honor society.

Akshitha Ag

Akshitha Ag

Youth Leader - Blood Donation

I am a student at Temple University interested in healthcare and medicine. I was part of Garnet Valley high school’s Interact Club where I learned the importance of giving back to the community which inspired me to join Charity Crossing! 

Meera Ratnagiri

Meera Ratnagiri

Youth Leader - Hygiene Drive

I am a rising sophomore at Concord High School. I enjoy playing cello and am currently part of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Orchestra.  As a principal cellist with the Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, I’ve performed at senior living centers in Meadows, PA. As an avid cello player, I have also volunteered my time playing at the Ronald McDonald house and AI DuPont hospital. Another passion of mine is Indian classical dance. I have performed at fundraisers to help the Chennai flood relief in 2016 and the Yemen humanitarian crisis. I am excited to participate in this organization and make a positive impact on those in need.  

Ashmitha Balaji

Ashmitha Balaji

Youth Leader - Socks Drive

I am a high school junior at the Appoquinimink High School, Middletown, Delaware.  I am interested in music.  I am Self-motivated, Active listener, thoughtful at work.

Kirti Daga

Kirti Daga

Youth Leader - Wilmington Serve

Hi, my name is Kirti Daga and I’m an upcoming junior at the Charter School of Wilmington. Some of my hobbies include dance, cross country, sketching, and bullet journaling.

Saathvik Swamy

Saathvik Swamy

Youth Leader - Wilmington Serve

My name is Saathvik Swamy and I’m 14 years old. I have lived in Delaware since my birth and I will be a freshman at Appo High School. I like playing and watching sports. I have volunteered for charity crossing since I was 10 years old. I have volunteered in food serves in Wilmington, Walmart donation distribution in Elkton, clothing sorting drives, adopt a highway, and more activities. I have also lead a school supply drive and raised funds through a school soccer tournament which was donated to charity crossing. Volunteering helped to get the Presidential and Governers youth award this year.

Tarika Selvaraj

Tarika Selvaraj

Youth Leader - School Supplies

I am Tarika Selvaraj and I am going into my junior year at Appo High School in Middletown Delaware. Some of my hobbies include art, playing lacrosse, and travel. I also like to help and give back to the community whenever I can.

Shil Shah

Shil Shah

Youth Leader - Holiday Drive

I am an 8th grader at MOT Charter School. I am a member of the National Junior Honor Society, as well as MOT’s Science Olympiad, Math League, BPA, and Cross County teams. Outside of school, I also participate in karate and I help as an assistant teacher. During my free time, I enjoy drawing and painting.

Yuvakshi Khanna

Yuvakshi Khanna

Youth Leader - Hygiene Drive

I am an upcoming sophomore at MOT Charter School. At my school, I am a member of TSA, math league, and orchestra. Some of my hobbies outside of school include karate, volleyball, and painting. 

Shivani Shah

Shivani Shah

Youth Leader - Socks Drive

 I am 17, a senior at the Charter School of Wilmington and I love to travel! 

Anika Mundalmani

Anika Mundalmani

Youth Leader - Covid19 Drive

I am a senior at Conrad Schools of Science. I am interested in the medical field or life sciences as a career option. I play varsity field hockey in school. My hobbies are painting and cooking. I would like to use my background and interests to help the community that I live in.

Ifra Attar

Ifra Attar

Youth Leader - Blood Donation

Hi, my name is Ifrah Attar and I am a sophomore at MOT Charter High School. At my high school, I am in the Math League, Science Olympiad, and I am a part of the golf team. Outside of school, I regularly volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware and I am a Girl Scout member currently working towards achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award. In my free time, I enjoy painting and hanging out with my friends. As a youth co-leader, I will use my time in this position efficiently and find as many blood donors as possible. The blood drive is something I feel very passionate about because just one pint of blood can save three lives. I am very thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to this organization. 

Sai H Suram

Sai H Suram

Youth Leader - Connected Students

My name is Sai H. Suram. I am currently an 8th grader at Alfred G. Waters Middle School. I moved from Singapore to Delaware in 2017. I am interested in helping the community as much as possible. Charity Crossing has helped me implement my ideas to make a difference in the community. My hobbies include playing tennis, video games, doing Karate, and reading books.