Honoree Spotlight

Sahana Nellian

Age: 15

I live in: Dublin, California

College / High School: The Quarry Lane School

Three words to describe myself: meticulous, articulate, passionate

A quote I love:
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." - Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix)

A book I love: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A civic superhero I look up to?
Malala Yousafzai

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

The project I’m being honored for is called Rhapsody for Youth, a non-profit organization with the goal of increasing advocacy among youth and helping young students to find their voice. RFY tackles political issues and hopes to educate children in not only public speaking but also in leadership and critical thinking, to make them stronger adults. Through the project, we hold classes, seminars and are working on a youtube channel as well as a website to allow children across the nation access to our material. I hope that as we expand, Rhapsody for Youth will be able to change the lives of current students and consequently all Americans.

How I will use the stipend to scale
The stipend will be used towards beginning classes and offering resources for students in impoverished communities.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
I'm excited to join the Civics 2030 community to collaborate and connect with like-minded individuals to ameliorate life for Americans.

My vision for the future of American democracy
My vision for the future of American democracy is a world where every child has access to equal education and opportunities, allowing them to become enriched and innovative citizens.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I'm striving to become a civic superhero that makes connections with people and impacts the daily lives of the underprivileged.