WHAT WE DO
Stay Fresh is an organized team consisting of three high schoolers who want to give back to their community. In Texas, more than 25,000 people experience homelessness - roughly 4,000 are in the Dallas Metroplex area. This number continues to grow every year, leading to a lack of supplies in homeless shelters and overcrowding. Due to coronavirus, this number has reached new heights and thus basic supplies are needed more than ever to keep the homeless safe and clean. Our goal is to make sure those who don’t have the luxury of basic sanitary supplies receive them so that they can stay safe and healthy during these tough times and in the future.
WHO WE ARE
Ishaan Gadiyar is currently a student at the School of Science and Engineering at Townview. He is a part of the school’s National Honors Society and participates in a rigorous course load. Apart from academics, Ishaan takes part in a multitude of extracurriculars ranging from president of the student council to being a district champion in debate. In his free time, he loves to play sports like soccer and basketball and watch movies. He hopes to one day enter the medical field, as he holds a strong passion for the sciences and has attended various medical camps.
Rithika Ganga is a junior at the School of Science and Engineering at Townview. Along with taking challenging courses, she loves to interact and spend time with others. Her passion for STEM has always followed her from being a math tutor and to Gear Up Girls, a club she created with PlaygroundEngineer to get young girls excited about STEM and robotics like her. Academics aside, she’s been connected to two forms of art since she was a kid, leading her to hold dance classes and paint canvases in her free time. As Rithika is able to turn a passion into a way to help others, she hopes she can do the same with Stay Fresh for the homeless in need.
Katie Nguyen, a rising junior, is a member of the National Honor Society for her academic grades and her bright character. She academically challenges herself by joining clubs such as TMSCA and representing her school at the competition meets. As well, she is currently the vice president of her class’ student council, creating a fun and safe environment for her classmates to enjoy. Not only does Katie have a desire for helping her class, in her free time she dedicates to volunteering at the Perot Museum and Mel Keystone program where she tutors little kids and gives them an insight to the stem field. With her love for giving back to the community, Katie hopes to create a successful organization that gives back to shelters who spend time helping those in need.