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Thriving in Leadership

Diya Edina High School student, Diya Jain, began volunteering with Edina Public Schools and Community Education when she entered her 9th grade year. She has supported summer youth enrichment camps, helped tutor in Math and Reading through our Success program and now is assisting in our Early Learning Center!  

Diya helps the staff facilitate activities, reading circle and snack time with our 4-5 year old participants. Each year we have a lot of new and returning high school students mentoring younger learners throughout the entire District. Diya loves getting to know new kids, seeing some familiar faces and building relationships with staff. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for teens to thrive in leadership roles and cultivate strong community connections.