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OUR FOUNDING STORY


When I was a 7th grader, getting bored with Spring Break holidays, my mom insisted that I help my younger brother with his State tests – I came up with sample questions and gave him a refresher just before the exams – Seeing that a few family friends also sent their kids, and said they would even pay for it !

After a couple of years, I got introduced to Akhil Ganti who in turn introduced us to a larger set of local community that helped us launch the non profit – Shooting Stars Foundation. The programs we offer to elementary school students locally started with common core curriculum and public speaking. It has now expanded to a variety of unique enrichment programs such as Career Exploration, Multicuisine Cooking etc . With the funds raised we sponsor college education or needy kids in 3rd world countries.

The mission of the foundation is to “Use Learning to Enable more learning !“

- Ajjit Chidambaram Narayanan
 

MEET THE TEAM

 
  Ajjit Chidambaram Narayanan   Founder and Former President  University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business  

Ajjit Chidambaram Narayanan
Founder and Former President
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business
 

 

OFFICERS

  PRESIDENT      Aakaash Narayanan

PRESIDENT

 Aakaash Narayanan

 SECRATARY / TREASURER   Divya Nallakumar

SECRATARY / TREASURER

Divya Nallakumar

  VP - ADMIN   Shruti Somasundaram

VP - ADMIN

Shruti Somasundaram

  DIRECTOR  - WEB MASTER  Akash Kannan

DIRECTOR - WEB MASTER

Akash Kannan

 VP - PROGRAMS  Pooja Tallapaneni

VP - PROGRAMS

Pooja Tallapaneni

  DIRECTOR - FREMONT     Fayaz Shaik

DIRECTOR - FREMONT

Fayaz Shaik

  VP - COMMUNICATIONS    Vishruthi Ganesh

VP - COMMUNICATIONS

Vishruthi Ganesh

  DIRECTOR -TRAINING    Kaaviya Saravanan

DIRECTOR -TRAINING

Kaaviya Saravanan

 

DIRECTOR of Curriculum

 SPEECH AND DEBATE  Pranavi Kolla

SPEECH AND DEBATE

Pranavi Kolla

  SCRATCH PROGRAMMING    Zachary Thomas

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING

Zachary Thomas

 VOLLEYBALL  Venilla Annamalai

VOLLEYBALL

Venilla Annamalai

 Entrepreneurship/Job Shadow  Vaarun Ramanathan

Entrepreneurship/Job Shadow

Vaarun Ramanathan

  COOKING     Anay Patil

COOKING

 Anay Patil

 MOCK TRIAL  Arun Balaji

MOCK TRIAL

Arun Balaji

 PUBLIC SPEAKING  Neha Annamalai

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Neha Annamalai

 COMMUNICATION   Ashwathi Nair

COMMUNICATION

Ashwathi Nair

 TENNIS  Alisa Gadkari (Tennis)

TENNIS

Alisa Gadkari (Tennis)

 LEADERSHIP  Kriti Vajjhula 

LEADERSHIP

Kriti Vajjhula 

 MATH OLYMPIAD   Shreya Ramasubban 

MATH OLYMPIAD

 Shreya Ramasubban 

 FUN WITH SCIENCE  Karina Gadkari

FUN WITH SCIENCE

Karina Gadkari

 WRITING  Sasha Hassan

WRITING

Sasha Hassan

COACHING ASSISTANTS

  Gautham Chelliah

 Gautham Chelliah

 Anirudh Ram

Anirudh Ram

 Aditya Sundaram

Aditya Sundaram

 Apurva Aluru

Apurva Aluru

 

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