INtown Atlanta and Reporter Newspapers just released their ninth annual “20 Under 20” special feature that profiles students in the area who are active volunteers in their communities and are striving to make their world a better place. We are excited to announce that AGS juniors Priya Yadav and Sally Cobb Weltner were named among the 20.
Here is the excerpt from the issue on Priya and Sally.
Both Priya and Sally have a passion for helping underprivileged families and children in the city. Priya, moved by the plight of burn victims, interviewed burn specialists, doctors, and scientists to create a new treatment method using placental stem cells. She then worked with attorneys to file a patent, with which she and friends started REGEN LLC, of which she is now CEO. Priya says she intends to work over the next several years to develop and distribute her treatment to burn victims in countries around the world at an affordable price. As a member of the Buckhead Chapter of the National Charity League, Sally has completed more than 1,000 hours of service with various philanthropies. For the last four years, that service has earned her the U.S. Presidential Service Award, which requires at least 100 hours of philanthropic service per year. Most of her time is dedicated to the nonprofit Agape Youth and Family Center Atlanta, which empowers and supports underserved families in our community. Last summer Sally traveled to Thailand and Cambodia for four weeks, where she taught English and took care of elephants in an elephant sanctuary. While in Cambodia she worked with multiple NGOs that fight the corruption in the government and provide means of alternative therapy.
Click here for the full article and feature in INtown Atlanta.