DKF-8, The Eternal Flames

DKF-8, The Eternal Flames

The Fellowship Program

The Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards grants of up to $5,000 to project teams who want to change their corner of the world. DKF-8 consists of 131 Dragon Fellows leading 60 projects across California, Nevada, and Arizona that will be addressing the needs of their communities throughout the summer of 2023. We are eager to witness the limitless capabilities of our fellows. Follow along to watch them shoot past the stars this summer.


Beyond Barriers Atheltics (CA)

Fellows: Janet Cabrera, Klarissa Lopez Guillen, Stephania Salvador

Valley High School

BrandYOU (CA)

Fellows: Aryanna Martinez Ortega, Rayan Rouhizad

Legacy Magnet Acadmeny

CanvasKidz (CA)

Fellows: Angela Liu, Elina Shook

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

Caring Cubing Community (CA)

Fellows: Chae Geon Lim, Jeremy John

Village Christian School

CodeQuest Kids (CA)

Fellows: Evan Razmjoo, Preston Kousoulas

Corona del Mar High School

Community Canvas (CA)

Fellows: Luke Shin, Olivia Yun

Orange County School of the Arts

Constructive Journalism 101 (CA)

Fellows: Darren Huang, Grace Ya

Sage Hill

Construyendo Sueños (CA)

Fellows: Azucena Cruz, Perla Matias

Orange Glen High School

Cultural Harmonies (CA)

Fellows: Gabriel Simms, Seamus O’Neill

Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach Woodrow Wilson High School

Debate Discovery Kids (CA)

Fellows: Courtney Tetteh-Martey, Suraj Shah

Sage Hill School, Arnold O. Beckman High School

Equitable Phone Project (CA)

Fellows: Benjamin Koh

El Modena High School

Financial Futures (CA)

Fellows: Luke Meggers, Nick Meggers

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

Fitness X (CA)

Fellows: Christian Martinez

Samueli Academy

Feast of Flavors (CA)

Fellows: Lana Cinar, Jasmine Lee

Crean Lutheran High School

GalaxSea Explorers (CA)

Fellows: Brandon Chang

West Ranch High School

H.E.L.P. (CA)

Fellows: Ben Farrelly, Jackson Thomas, Lucas Raya

McBride High School

Health Edventures (CA)

Fellows: Emily Petrie, Nicole Empleo

Tesoro High School

Heart-to-Art (CA)

Fellows: Ashima Sharma, Vedant Dayal

Orange County School of the Arts

Improv It All! (CA)

Fellows: Aisling de Villa, Annelise McDaniel

Los Angeles County High School

Junior Medics (CA)

Fellows: Alexis Fazeli, Ava Eimani

Sage Hill High School, University High School

Lemons to Lemonade (CA)

Fellows: Avery Lind, Sophia Donald

Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Saint Margaret’s Episcopal School

Little Steps (CA)

Fellows: Emily Yi, Maiya Leung, Samantha Bailey

Orange County School of the Arts

Mālama (CA)

Fellows: Ava Villacorta, Caitlyn Morales, Sofia Isabella Villacorta

Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Orange County School of the Arts, Walnut High School

Meal Mentors (CA)

Fellows: Elizabeth Bancroft, Stella Mulholland, Talia Rosenblatt

Orange County School of the Arts, Orange County High School

Meals on Wheels (CA)

Fellows: Christopher Calderon, Emily Duarte, Juan Lopez

Saddleback High School

Mindful Futures (CA)

Fellows: Genevieve Zeches, Mika Kojima, Mona Moshashaee

Marin Academy

My Mom’s Wishlist (CA)

Fellows: Abraham Lopez, Gerardo Caravez, Lorenzo Ibarra

Valley High School

MyRiiver (CA)

Fellows: Aditya Sivakoti, Kevin Yuan

Woodbridge High School

Numerical Narratives (CA)

Fellows: Alexander Magdaleno, Giovanni Rodriguez, Jesus Ornelas

Godinez Fundamental High School

Pods for Change (CA)

Fellows: Carly Bodnick, Ethan Deitcher, Zara Mirza

The Nueva School

Poetic Hearts (CA)

Fellows: Joyce Kang, Mikaela Hong

La Canada High School

Preparing Runners (CA)

Fellows: Domenico Kelley, Isela Ordonez

Orange Glen High School, Sweetwater Union High School

Project Clear Choice (CA)

Fellows: Eliya Kim, Victoria Chen

La Canada High School

Re-Engineers (CA)

Fellows: Ava Steins, Jolie Tsai

Culver City High School

RePlay it Forward (CA)

Fellows: Miles Yum, Will Park

Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada High School

Respira Vida (CA)

Fellows: Bella Martinez, Jared Quero, Leslie Vigil

Saddleback Highschool

Rise to the Sun (CA)

Fellows: Genesis Cisneros De La Mora, Jasmine Navarro

Segerstrom High School

Roots N Shoots (CA)

Fellows: Caden Isola, Zhuocheng Shi

Sage Hill High School, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

Senior Sync (CA)

Fellows: Arnav Sheth, Rayan Garg, Siddarth Pullela

Legacy Magnet Academy, University High School

Soccer Aid (CA)

Fellows: Adarsh Senthilnathan, Donnovan Horna, Mark Youseff

Cerritos High School

StrengthInHer (CA)

Fellows: Madsion Huynh, Sydney Huynh

JSerra Catholic High School

Tech InnovateHERS (CA)

Fellows: Aanya Pillai, Isabella Dym

University High School, Sage Hill School

The Flight Learning Lab (CA)

Fellows: Cooper Mayhew, Ryan Yahn

Legacy Magnet Academy

The Joy of Dance (CA)

Fellows: Aaron Chang, Devin Vo

Orange County School of the Arts

The Melody Initiative (CA)

Fellows: Addison Lee, Kate Chun

La Canada High School

There She Goes (CA)

Fellows: Alexa Southall, Elizabeth Jimenez, Marasofia Flores-Rubio

Eastlake High School

United for Migrant Learning (CA)

Fellows: Ivanna Ruiz, Sophia Getman

Olympian High School

Youth Entrepreneurship Association (CA)

Fellows: Camila Sanchez, Crystal Sanchez

Santa ana high school

Arts Healing Hearts (AZ)

Fellows: Zara Pearce

Desert Mountain High School

Circuit Charm (NV)

Fellows: Adam Haq, Dylan Sher, Samuel Vinocur

The Meadows School

Kidpreneurs (NV)

Fellows: Makenzie Dowlin, Sydni Harris

Centennial High School, California Connections Academy

Learning is Fun Library (NV)

Fellows: Courtney Mix

Acceleration Academy

Let’s Get the Ball Rolling (AZ)

Fellows: Aashni Sahai, Yana Mamtani

Saguaro High School, BASIS Phoenix

Medical ABC’s (NV)

Fellows: Ira Sirulnick, Sophia Yang, Zaara Ahmed

The Meadows School

Paint Your Path (AZ)

Fellows: Saher Aulakh, Shriya Tummala

Xavier College Prep, Sandra Day O’Connor High School

SetforSuccess (NV)

Fellows: Sandar Latt, Savera Dhaliwal

The Meadows School

Smart Supplies (AZ)

Fellows: Catherine George, Mckayla Schmal

Xavier College Preparatory

Spark Speech (AZ)

Fellows: Nila Kathiravan, Sasha Anand

Scottsdale preparatory academy, Desert Mountain High School

Speaking Champions Into Existence (AZ)

Fellows: Christopher Lopez, Josiah Ballesteros, Soleil Ponce


Speaking to Fly (AZ)

Fellows: Maya Ravishankar, Parisa Choudhury

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

Do you have a great out-of-the-box idea?

Want to join our Dragon Family next summer?  We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community. Fellowship applications will open again November 1st. If you have any questions along the way, we are here for you! Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community.

Are you an administrator or teacher?  We would love to come to your campus and share our program with your students. Our staff and interns will share more about our program and what we’re looking for in our Dragon Fellows. Students will also receive support to help students build their project idea and application. Please contact our Program Director, Amber Serafin, at [email protected] to host one of our Inspiration Sessions.

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