In the Fall of 2016, we launched the Dragon Kim Fellowship Program to award community service grants to support motivated high schoolers that want to launch a service program over the summer to benefit their communities. We named this fellowship in Dragon’s honor, to remember his desire to use his talents and his interests as a way to help others.
During December, while the rest of the world was decking the halls, our Fellowship Selection Committee was busy much of December reading and reviewing Fellowship applications. Applications rolled in from as far north as Burbank and as far south as San Juan Capistrano. Students were incredibly creative with their proposals. But, most inspiring of all, we were encouraged to see so many students wanting to share their passions and to use their talents to improve their corners of the world. This made for a very tough time choosing.
Nevertheless, five projects and student teams really stood out. We are excited to announce our first class of Fellowship winners.