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Youth Board

The Youth Board is a philanthropy and leadership program open to students ages 13 to 18.

  • FY17-18 Youth Board

  • FY17 Youth Board

  • Youth Board 2014

  • Youth Board

  • Youth Board

Started in 2009 with 11 incredible young leaders and philanthropists from throughout the Bay Area, the Youth Board is modeled after our Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC), now in its 8th year of providing leadership and support to Make-A-Wish®. Youth Board is for students in the Greater Bay Area who want to support Make-A-Wish by actively fundraising, participating in leadership opportunities, and spreading awareness of the Foundation to peers. It is meant to inspire the next generation of YPAC members as these students grow into young philanthropists and involved members of their community. Children are at the heart of Make-A-Wish and it is our goal to have students as advocates for a mission that supports their peers. Youth Board will creatively fundraise in a kid-friendly way, share ideas to get kids involved and give members the opportunity to learn from a network of mentors and community leaders.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Please check back here in spring 2018 for the 2018-2019 application, and thank you for your interest in our youth board.

2017-2018 Youth Board Members

Board Officers

Audrey Price, Social Media, Ice Breakers Lead, Campolindo High School
Faraz Fardi, Secretary, Leland High School
Jericho Rajninger, Co-Chair, Redwood High School
Kathleen Narloch, Website, Service, Ice Breakers Lead, Northgate High School
Shanie Roth, Social Activities Chair, Lick-Wilmerding High School
Simran Mallik, Fundraising and Events  Chair, Saratoga High School
Tomi Rajninger, Co-Chair, Redwood High School

Board Members

Aarushi Wadhwa, Moreland Middle School
Aasim Yahya, Concord High School
Alexander Ruppe, Maria Carrillo High School
Amanda Velasco, El Camino High School
Amelia Whitney, Archbishop Mitty High School
Brandon Pride, Valley Christian High School
Cailey Tennyson, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School
Campbell Clark, San Francisco University High School
Greta Milstein, San Francisco Univeristy High School
Ipsa Parekh, California High School
Isabella Lekander, Cardinal Newman High School
Jasmine Munoz, Moreau Catholic High School 
Julia Shurman, Bentley Upper School
Kristina La, James Logan High School
Lilly Richart, Menlo School
Macy Hatfield, Oakland Technical High School
Maggie Lonergan, Bishop O'Dowd
Mason Wellbeloved, San Rafael High School
Maya Druch, Lowell High School
Milan Alas, Vintage High School
Sarah Banholzer, Amador Valley High School
Sasha Ryu, Los Gatos High School
Shraddha Bhonsle, American High School

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474