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2022 BranchOut!'s 7th Celebration Event Recap




Parents, students, and distinguished guests attended BranchOut!’s 7th anniversary on Saturday, October 15th at 7pm ET on Zoom. In this Celebration/Open House event, we highlighted the growth and hard work of our students and why student volunteers should join (or continue to join) the BranchOut! family!


During the event, we presented awards/recognitions, including the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Congressional Recognition certificate signed by Senator Tim Kaine, as well as Community Service and Leadership awards to outstanding student mentors and leaders. We also heard from distinguished guest speakers such as Dr. Philip Cronin (assistant principal at Herndon HS) and Chris Shen (co-founder and COO of Revere, a VC-backed fintech/data company), as well as alumni speaker, Christopher Bi (senior at Rice University). Listening to the experiences of current members and watching student performances were a great way to conclude the 2022 BranchOut! season.


To watch the entire celebration, click here.


Hear from our past attendees on their reaction after attending our annual celebration event.

“I just wanted to say that I really loved the entirety of the event and was genuinely really amazed by the awesome job the current leadership team did in organizing this event in such unprecedented times. It was really touching to see all the photos and how much BranchOut! has grown” (A.W.).

“It was great seeing so many familiar faces again and so many new faces as well! I really enjoyed the performances (especially the magician one, very impressive) and can’t wait to see how much BranchOut will continue to grow… I’m so grateful to have been a part of this program that completely transformed my outlook on what it means to serve through empathy and connect through friendship.” (T.D.)

Once again, a huge thank you to all of the participants and audience. We truly appreciate everyone’s effort and commitment for making BranchOut!’s 7 Year Anniversary Celebration Event as successful as it was!

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