Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Students Earn National Awards For Service Commitment to UN Global Goals - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Students Earn National Awards For Service Commitment to UN Global Goals

United Nations Association – USA Recognizes Youth Leaders Delivering Progress Toward The UN Global Goals

Aurora, IL May 21, 2019 –Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is delighted to announce 25 students are being recognized by the United Nations Association– USA and InnerView Technologies in the 2018-19 National Community Service Awards.  The Award program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals to Transform Our World.

“The UN Global Goals bring awareness, action, and measurement to the toughest challenges the world faces and each objective requires engaged individuals to collaborate and invest both minds and hearts to solve these critical issues.  Each initiative and solution has people at the epicenter of the change necessary to create the world we all desire” says Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager of the United Nations Association – USA.  “We are thrilled that educators are including community service engagement in the educational experience and culture of their school.”

A key artifact students gain through this program is the development of a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills, and key areas of interest.   The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year.

Students from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy invested the most effort and impact for Global Goal 4 – Quality Education.

Ambassador Awardees: Sri Lalana Appasani, Vasu Chalasani, Declan Creaney, Alison Deng, Paul Dunlap, Eugene Lim, Sabrina Meng, Elizabeth Murphy, Krisha Patel, Joy Taylor, Vaishnavi Tetali, Gowri Warikoo

Honor Awardees: Sonia Edassery, Rowan Eggert, Shrutika Gupta, Patrick Hultquist, Saachi Kumar, Kya Richardson, Len Washington III

Merit Awardees: Ann Lamptey, Prarthana Prashanth, Bala Ramaraju, Carolina Seoane, Aidan Stueck, Jason Zhang

The collective activity of our students this school year, delivered 4,812 service hours and personal activities to address local needs.  This achievement earned an additional distinction of the Sapphire Award for outstanding impact.

About United Nations Association – USA

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.  Learn more at www.UNAUSA.org

About InnerView Technologies

InnerView is the leading youth social responsibility platform to help students, groups, and schools highlight community service impact, passion for causes, and connect local effort to the UN Global Goals.   All college and high school aged students are welcome to join thousands of 14 to 24 year olds who have developed dynamic visual service resumes through my.InnerView.org. InnerView Technologies is a social impact organization working with students, groups, schools, nonprofits, and committed & compassionate institutions. Learn more at www.InnerView.org