June 13, 2020
Tutor for Change Program “Tutor of the Year” Awards and the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (2019-2020)
San Diego, CA – An online ceremony was held to present awards to the “Tutor of the Year” for Tutor for Change (TFC) Program and the recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) in June 2020. TFC is a joint youth tutoring program between San Diego Asian Americans For Equality (SDAAFE) and Solution for Change (SFC) aiming to help the academic performance of kids from previously homeless families that are currently admitted to the SFC program.
Seven students from local high schools were named “Tutor of the Year” including Zeyi Austin Li, Sarah Wang, Sophia Fang, Angela Fang, Jason Ye, Kate Wang, and Leo Liang. Those students were applauded for their strong commitments and extraordinary efforts in helping those less fortunate kids catch up with their school works and improve their academic readiness. Daniel Xu, Katherine Zhang, Olivia Xinyu Lin, Alan Ding, Raymond Song, Daniel Jiang, Darren Zhou, Albert Liu, Natania Chen, Ningxin Sun, Edward Qiao, Nathan Wang, Yujia Wang, Alan Bao, Yizhou Hu, and Emily Zheng were recognized as Dedicated Tutors.
The following students were also awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) corresponding to their volunteer hours contributed to the Tutors for Change program and other SDAAFE-sponsored activities, together with their volunteer hours earned through other PVSA certifying organizations.
Gold awards: Nathan Wang, Zeyi Austin Li, Angela Fang, Sophia Fang, Kate Wang.
Bronze awards: Leo Liang, Albert Liu, Jason Ye, Sarah Wang, Katherine Zhang, Alan Ding, Natania Chen, Darren Zhou, and Daniel Xu.
SDAAFE became a certifying organization to give out PVSA to volunteers in 2019. This is the first year SDAAFE presented PVSA to her young volunteers. The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are to “recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity” and to “honor individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.” SDAAFE actively encourages and supports the youth from Asian communities to serve their communities and the society through variety of volunteer services.