Updated: Nov 18
#Boundless was all about celebrating how we continue to shatter barriers and flourish as an organization that empowers youth to become the unstoppable force of tomorrow. Through unity, our youth build bridges of compassion, defy boundaries, and sow seeds of lasting change. With 300+ attendees, we took an action-packed road trip across the country as we visited each branch to reminisce on their accomplishments from 2022. With fun trivia, shout-outs from our beneficiaries, and insightful interviews, #Boundless showcased how our VT Seva youth were profoundly selfless in the spirit of volunteerism.
What makes our annual youth celebrations special is that they’re 100% driven by our dynamic youth leaders. The organizers, who poured their passions into making the event a reality, shared touching and insightful reflections. These individuals, the driving force behind the celebration, reminded us all that change starts from within, and it's the young hearts filled with passion that are lighting the way.
Anya: Being part of the Boundless event was an amazing experience for me. I was able to work with an awesome team to put together an event that was watched by hundreds of people nationally. Also, it gave me a chance to connect with people from other branches and see what VT Seva is doing across the nation. Overall, it was a wonderful opportunity and I would love to work on similar future events!
Anusha: Being part of Boundless was a beautiful and incredible opportunity that increased my love for VT Seva. Not only did I improve my marketing skills and public speaking, but I got to work with amazing people. I’m forever grateful for this event and the friends that I have made. It was so incredible to see what different branches were doing and the inspiration it gave to everyone. This event was honestly a great experience all throughout!
Oviya: I really enjoyed the time with the #Boundless team spent creating scripts, videos, flyers, and many more since I got to be a part of a team of extremely creative and truly boundless youth. Overall, it was a great experience that I will remember for a lifetime and I am so grateful to the entire team as well as everyone who joined the event for making this event such a great success.
Samved: The #Boundless team helped me go beyond my limits. Everyone on the team pushed each other to give their best work whether it was videos, scripts, or flyers. I loved being a part of this team and it was so much fun doing this with the rest of the team. I was not confident in speaking and not great at time management and organization, but being part of this team and co-hosting this event improved these important life-long skills. This was an amazing opportunity and was truly the experience of a lifetime.
Shreyas: The #Boundless experience was amazing for me as it allowed me to engage with an amazing group of people from many places and get to know them. I learned many new things by leading such a large event and I am proud to say that it was a success. I am also grateful that I have the opportunity to serve those who are in need through VT Seva and the Boundless event itself.
As we know VT Seva's volunteers are motivated by the organization's pillars to serve communities near and far. VT Seva grows because of the incredible opportunities we have connecting with our local beneficiaries, to whom we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Take a look at what our beneficiaries have to say about us.
Our celebration wasn't just about looking back but also looking forward. Students who participated in our summer internship program with Netra Vidyalaya and the Jeeyar Gurukuls shared their experiences, highlighting how these opportunities transformed them into proactive change makers. Please take a look at the videos about their initiatives and their internship experiences.
Initiatives By Youth: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS8h--2_tYv4n3xR5cOUObW0k_JPKMM4T
Summer Interns Experience: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS8h--2_tYv7Lg3ueHDAl4sX9_0Ld-YRl
#Boundless concluded with the culmination of the T-shirt Design Contest that invited youth across the country to design our next VT Seva t-shirts. Congratulations to the winning design and a huge thank you to everyone who participated!
Thank You to all the branches that participated in our road trip:
San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Cary, Atlanta, North Jersey, New Jersey, Detroit, Chicago, Bay Area, Seattle
Atlanta branch with the most participants won a book signed by VT Seva CEO Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami Ji.
Together, let us remain committed to nurturing and supporting youth volunteerism, for they are the architects of a world where empathy, compassion, and unity reign supreme. The time to embrace the unstoppable force of youth volunteerism is now.
We’ll see you next year.
Your #Boundless Youth Team
Pranuti Kalidindi | Oviya Jaisankar | Anya Gadkari | Anusha Jonnalagadda | Shreyas Bharath | Sreeja Bhuma | Samved Gazzala | Dhatri Jonnalagadda