John F Kennedy High School, Sacramento
Kevin Chan understands that it’s often the little things that matter most. That’s what prompted him to create a haircut and shaving service for the Tzu-Chi Buddhist Relief Foundation to serve the homeless community. Kevin originally volunteered at the Tzu-Chi Foundation to find another focus after a personal loss. Through serving others, he learned compassion and found his own inspiration.
As the Head Youth Volunteer, Kevin has led efforts to improve the organization’s efficiency and impact on the community, including increasing the foundation’s involvement in free medical clinics. Recruiting more young volunteers enabled the group to participate more fully in free medical clinics held at the California Exposition Center in Sacramento and the Tzu-Chi site in Alhambra.
Kevin also serves as captain of his high school’s golf team, leading them to three league championships in a row, and has the distinction of having been nominated for the all-league all-conference golf team.