You are here

Distinguished Finalist

Prarthana Prashanth

Aurora, Illinois

Prarthana Prashanth, 15, of Aurora, Ill., a sophomore at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, implemented a free weekly math tutoring program at two local libraries, where 16 high school volunteers help approximately 60 kids in kindergarten through third grade build their math skills and confidence for an hour every Sunday in the spring and fall. Using a curriculum developed by a high school student in California, Prarthana works directly with the kids, trains fellow tutors and communicates with parents.