EqOpTech launches Congressional Award initiative

2016 Congressional Award Ceremony, Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, June 16, 2016

2016 Congressional Award Ceremony, Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, June 16, 2016

By Terence Lee

EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization promoting equal opportunity learning via technology, is pleased to announce an initiative to promote service and achievement among its students through the Congressional Award Program. The Los Altos-based nonprofit aspires to empower and enable students with a platform to gain real-world experience and leadership skills and inspires them to give back to the community. The Congressional Award program seeks to encourage and empower students to meet personal goals, develop new skill sets, and serve the needs of the local community and beyond.  

EqOpTech is looking forward to foster a well balanced program to challenge students to a lifelong learning, a passion for community service, an appreciation for health and fitness, a desire to stretch and grow and an enriched professional, personal and civic lives.

The Congressional Award Journey

"The Congressional Award journey has been most challenging and fulfilling, but the true reward is the joy of giving back to the community,"  says Terence Lee, 2016 Congressional Award Gold Medalist. "The set goals help propel me to push my limits, expand my horizons, enrich my public service. It is through my active community involvement that inspires me to launch a nonprofit EqOpTech to promote equal opportunity learning via technology. I am honored to be a Congressional Award ambassador, serving as an advisor or validator for local youth pursuing the award."

For more information on how to get started, visit Community Service Awards on EqOpTech website.