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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


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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
 

Latha Narayannan Founder/Board Member

Latha Narayannan
Founder/Board Member

Aarti Patil Board Member

Aarti Patil
Board Member


OFFICERS

PRESIDENT (2016-17)  Sanjana Rajesh

PRESIDENT (2016-17)

 Sanjana Rajesh

VP - PROGRAMS Pooja Tallapaneni

VP - PROGRAMS

Pooja Tallapaneni

DIRECTOR - WEB MASTER Akash Kannan

DIRECTOR - WEB MASTER

Akash Kannan

PRESIDENT (2017-18)  Aakaash Narayanan

PRESIDENT (2017-18)

 Aakaash Narayanan

DIRECTOR - WEB DESIGN Shilpa Kannan

DIRECTOR - WEB DESIGN

Shilpa Kannan

DIRECTOR -TRAINING Kaaviya Saravanan

DIRECTOR -TRAINING

Kaaviya Saravanan

VP - ADMIN Shruti Somasundaram

VP - ADMIN

Shruti Somasundaram

SECRATARY / TREASURER Divya Nallakumar

SECRATARY / TREASURER

Divya Nallakumar

VP - COMMUNICATIONS Vishruthi Ganesh

VP - COMMUNICATIONS

Vishruthi Ganesh

DIRECTOR - FREMONT Fayaz Shaik

DIRECTOR - FREMONT

Fayaz Shaik

 

DIRECTOR of Curriculum

CAREER Priveshika Venkat

CAREER

Priveshika Venkat

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING Zachary Thomas

SCRATCH PROGRAMMING

Zachary Thomas

VOLLEYBALL Venilla Annamalai

VOLLEYBALL

Venilla Annamalai

SPEECH AND DEBATE Pranavi Kolla

SPEECH AND DEBATE

Pranavi Kolla

COOKING  Anay Patil

COOKING

 Anay Patil

LEADERSHIP Kriti Vajjhula 

LEADERSHIP

Kriti Vajjhula 

AP CLASSES Ashwathi Nair

AP CLASSES

Ashwathi Nair

TENNIS Alisa Gadkari (Tennis)

TENNIS

Alisa Gadkari (Tennis)

MATH OLYMPIAD  Shreya Ramasubban 

MATH OLYMPIAD

 Shreya Ramasubban 

FUN WITH SCIENCE Karina Gadkari

FUN WITH SCIENCE

Karina Gadkari

COACHING ASSISTANTS

Neha Annamalai

Neha Annamalai

 Gautham Chelliah

 Gautham Chelliah

Anirudh Ram

Anirudh Ram

Aditya Sundaram

Aditya Sundaram

Apurva Aluru

Apurva Aluru

 

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