Teen Volunteers in Action, SD-1, celebrated 26 seniors at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center on Sunday, May 4. The teens, many of whom have been involved since they were in 7th grade, invested 2,000 hours serving the San Diego community. The ceremony began with a talk and slide presentation from famed local photographer Aaron Chang, who encouraged the teens to “Dream Big.”
The seniors reflected on their years of service, noting how important the service became to them in light of their own fortunate circumstances. In keeping with TVIA’s philanthropic mission, families donated a variety of items before the event to be put in duffel bags for seniors graduating from San Pasqual Academy, a residential campus for foster teens.
TVIA is an organization of young men committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personnel growth. More information is at
Class of 2014: Jacob Andrew, Grant Brutten, Ian Caples, Kellen Darnell, Luke Djavaherian, Peter Dohoney, Jack Downey, Will Edwards, Greg Elam, Jack Gilligan, Kevin Hadley, Thad Lewis, Jack Lyon, Bronson Massas, Michael Massimino, Max McKinney, Kevin O’Donnell, Chris Pittard, Keenan Salvati, Christian Stiker, Nick Stiker, Tanner Stiker, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Max Thiele, Andrew Tien, Krystian Wahl.
Photos by jon clark