Teen Volunteers in Action, (TVIA) SD-1 celebrated 32 graduating seniors at the Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe at its Senior Send-Off ceremony on May 3.
The majority of the graduating teens have been members of TVIA since they were in 7th grade, and collectively invested more than 2,000 hours serving the San Diego community. The graduating teens represent schools throughout San Diego, including Torrey Pines, The Bishops School, Canyon Crest Academy, Francis Parker, La Jolla Country Day, Cathedral Catholic and La Costa Canyon.
The featured speaker for the event was San Diego leader and icon Rolf Benirschke. Benirschke was the place-kicker for the San Diego Chargers from 1977 until 1986, setting 16 team records before retiring as the third most accurate kicker in NFL history. But it was a life-threatening illness that struck at the height of his football fame that became a game-changer in Rolf’s life and set him on a path to inspire and help others. This iconic sports figure shared his inspiring story of struggle and amazing success, and the lessons learned along the way
TVIA is an organization of young men committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personnel growth. TVIA (SD-1) is one of five TVIA chapters in San Diego County. More information is at www.tvia.org.
Photos by Jon Clark.