Daniella Cohen '22 co-founded GIVE, a non-profit that connects students around the world through pen-pal writing exchanges, while she was still in elementary school. "Before Facebook or Instagram, this was a rare opportunity to build empathy and cross-cultural understanding. Writing and reading those letters to students in India, Uganda, Rwanda and other countries opened up my world. It even changed one of my teacher’s curriculum."
In 2013, when Cohen was still a freshman at Highland Park (Illinois) High School, her efforts with GIVE were recognized by the Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR), the annual award that honors high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities.