You are here

Distinguished Finalist

Tanvi Barman

Fremont, California

Tanvi Barman, 17, of Fremont, California, a senior at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, started and runs “No Birthday Left Behind,” a nonprofit that throws birthday parts for children experiencing housing insecurity; her efforts include securing grants, fundraising, establishing partnerships with local businesses, recruiting and training volunteers and organizing each birthday party. No Birthday Left Behind has raised more than $35,000 and hosted nearly 50 birthday parties.