Joint Program Student Daniel Sobajian Is "L. A. Teen Inspired to ‘Make a Difference'"

"In 2008, Daniel Sobajian listened to President Barack Obama's inaugural speech and liked what he heard.

'He said go out and help your community and make a difference,' recalled Sobajian, then an eighth-grader at the Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles. 'I realized just how privileged I was.'

Soon after, Sobajian sought out William 'Bill' Rosendahl, his city councilman in Mar Vista, and formed a youth council with 25 other teens. A brainstorming session led to the formation of Students Do (, a nonprofit that runs drives for much-needed school supplies like notebooks, backpacks, pencils, pens and calculators."

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