Saturday, May 11, 2013
After feeling overwhelmed when helping out with a wildfire disaster relief effort, Shaun Verma says as a 13-year-old, he "came up with the idea of starting a leadership organization that would create a sustainable impact." Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. When he was only 13, Shaun Verma, a high school senior, founded the nonprofit MDJunior, an organization that brings together health-care professionals and students to nurture a mentoring relationship. MDJunior focuses on underserved communities and developing countries. In 2012, MDJunior was awarded special recognition by the White House, the President's Council on Service & Civic Participation. It was also nominated as a certifying organization for President’s Volunteer Service Program and was awarded the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Shaun Verma of Alpharetta, who founded a medical mentoring organization when he was 13, continues to gain attention for MDJunior.
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Thursday, February 28
The teenage founder of MDJunior has another honor to accompany his Greatest Person of the Day designation by Huffington Post. Shaun Verma, 17, was recently named a winner in the 2013 Nestlé Very Best In Youth competition. Verma is one of 18 students selected in a search for the most outstanding youth leadership in America. Nestlé will donate $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his choice. The company also awards winners a trip with a parent or guardian to Los Angeles for the Nestlé Very Best In Youth awards ceremony. The trip includes round trip coach air travel, hotel accommodations for three nights, and spending money. Each contestant will receive a certificate of achievement from Nestlé. “Nestlé USA is dedicated to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Milton High student Shaun Verma's MDJunior has plans for volunteer students and medical professional in the Central American country.
Monday, January 14
Spring Break for a group of high school and middle school students will be spent out of the country, but not at some resort. The members of MDJunior will head to Honduras with healthcare professionals on a global medical-mentor mission. Shaun Verma, the Milton High student who founded MDJunior, said previous high school attendees call this a life changing experience. And now there is an opportunity for other students to participate. “MDJunior” is a student led 501 ©3 non-profit leadership society, which "Inspires Selfless Service through Mentorship." It focuses on local and global initiatives via its chapters – bringing together health care professionals with middle & high school students, to build a mentoring relationship – all with a …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Shaun Verma's organization uses a long-term approach on medical missions to make sure local support systems are created.
Shaun Verma, a senior at Milton High School, has been volunteering since he was 10 or 11 years old, but his first eye-opening experience was when he was in fourth or fifth grade helping with Red Cross disaster relief in California where he used to live. Wildfires had hit San Bernadino County, displacing homeowners all over the region. He didn't know what to expect when he headed off to the event, but when he arrived it was a revelation. "Thousands and thousands of people were affected," Verma said. There just weren't enough supplies to go around. "It was an overwhelming experience," he said. Ever since then, he's been volunteering at every opportunity. "I still felt like I wasn't making a substantial impact," he said. MdJunior Forms in …