Student Selected as a Disney Summer of Service Winner

By YSA 

Diamond Bar– Srijani Krishnan, an eighth grade student from Chaparral Middle School, Diamond Bar, CA has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through YSA (Youth Service America). The grant will support Srijani’s in leading a community service project “Partnering with Pollinators” that addresses the issue of reduction in the pollinators count and their habitat.

Service activities will take place March 5th 2017, Noon – 2 pm for the inauguration of the redesigned ‘Pollinators Garden’ at the Diamond Bar Community Garden (http://www.diamondbarcommunitygarden.com), for the project ‘Partnering with Pollinators’,

Through 2016 Summer Service grant, Srijani intends to support the pollinators of the Diamond Bar Community. The garden also provides a location for the community to enjoy and understand the importance of pollinators, and its role within the community. The volunteers and citizens of Diamond Bar are encouraged to help maintain the habitat after the project completion, and create habitats if possible in their home gardens.

Diamond Bar Community Garden, supported by Diamond Bar United Church of Christ, has gracefully accepted to host the garden for pollinators. The pollinators garden work at the community garden is led by Mr. William Flournoy (Bill) – the Garden Manager, is mentored by Ms. Elizabeth Haffner (Betsy) Master Gardner, Co-founder of the community garden and supported by Ms. Susanne Potter, Office Support Liaison of the church office.

Srijani Krishnan is one of 340 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to organize projects to help make their communities healthier, greener and stronger. Grantees will educate and mobilize their peers around the issue of reduction in the pollinators count and their habitat., creating solutions to partner with pollinators through awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropic activities.