Dylan Mahalingam from New Hampshire, USA
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New Hampshire, USA
e-mail Dylan: dylan@mahalingam.com

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  • 2012 - Invited to attend the National Youth Forum on National Security (NYLF/NS)

  • 2012 - Invited to serve as a panelist for the 9th Annual Youth Service Institute in Houston, TX

  • 2012 - Invited to present at LIFE 2012 hosted by The Global Education & Leadership Foundation in Jaipur, India

  • 2012  - Invited to attend the We Are Family Foundation Gala

  • 2012 - Featured as one of Inspire Me Today's amazing Luminaries

  • 2012 - Featured in the National Society of High School Scholars

  • 2012 - Invited to write a blog post for The Huffington Post

  • 2012 - Named as one of 25 most powerful and influential young people in the world by YSA and The Huffington Post

  • 2012 - Invited to attend SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas

  • 2012 - Dylan’s TEDx talk featured for discussion at TED Academy at  Wells Elementary School, Maine

  • 2012 - Featured in the book Les enfants agissent published by La Martinière Jeunesse, France

  • 2012 - Invited to speak at and be a panelist at the Rio+20: The Future We Want Conference at Rio de Janeiro in June 2012

  • 2012 - Invited to share Lil’ MDGs journey to be published into a book by The Sian Media Group and Wisdom House Publishing Company

  • 2011 - Invited to help shape and develop CrowdOutAids

  • 2011 - Named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in New England announced

  • 2011 - Featured as the founder of a model global education program that works to engage children at schools in the Captain-Cook, Hawaii School District

  • 2011 - Featured in The White House Newsletter dated September 2, 2011

  • 2011 - Invited to write a blog post for The White House Young American blog

  • 2011 - Recognized by generationOn as one of 15 All-America High School Service Team

  • 2011 - Featured in the Drake University newspaper The Times-Delphic

  • 2011 - Featured in Pinkerton Academy’s Kaleidoscope

  • 2011 - Featured in Lifestyles magazine

  • 2011 - Recognized as the Harris Wofford Youth Award Winner

  • 2011 – Invited to present to 20 schools in USA

  • 2011 – Featured in the JHU Imagine magazine

  • 2011 – Featured in the Continental Airlines and United Airlines Inflight Magazine, Hemisphere.

  • 2011 – Featured in Oracle Corporation’s giving presentations to schools nationwide

  • 2011 – Invited by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Programme on Youth (UNPY) to attend PLURAL+, a youth video festival on migration and social inclusion, and a panel discussion on gender representation in youth-produced media

  • 2011 – Invited to attend the Tribute Event to honor President George H. W. Bush's historic leadership in the American voluntary service movement to highlight the President's legacy and the critical role that voluntary service plays in overcoming the challenges we face in the 21st century.

  • 2011 – Invited to be a partner at MDGpledges.org

  • 2011 – Invited to present workshops to elementary and middle schools throughout the USA about Make Talk Work™, a dispute resolution program; presented with support from John Jay College's Dispute Resolution program

  • 2011 – Lil’ MDGs featured in presentations made by Oracle Corporate Citizenship to schools in the USA as an example of youth-founded organization/website geared toward children that is artistic, colorful, consistently designed, and delivering a strong message

  • 2010 – Organized Giving Gathering Parties in the New England Region for the 2010 Holiday Season

  • 2010 – Organized a comedy show fundraiser to raise funds for New Eyes for the Needy

  • 2010 – Recognized as one of 20 under 20 of New England’s youth community for academic achievement, extracurricular activities, athletic involvement, entrepreneurship, involvement in the community, volunteerism and skills in writing or the arts

  • 2010 – Featured on the MDGs edition of The Mini Page; information syndicated to over 500 newspapers in the country

  • 2010 – Invited to attend the Millennium Campus Conference put on by the Millennium Campus Network at Columbia University

  • 2010 – Invited to attend the global launch of the International Year of Youth at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 August

  • 2010 – Invited to be one of the jurors for selecting winners for the World Summit Youth Award; jury comprised of 18 experts from international organizations

  • 2010 – Featured, by Becta, the leading government agency in UK as an instance of good practice to exemplify the Key Expectations for the Vision, in particular for Theme 1:2c, for the Vision for Technology in Learning project.

  • 2010 – Profile featured as an Everyday Young Hero by Youth Service America

  • 2010 – Recipient of  Daily Point of Light Award for March 3, 2010 for Lil' MDGs.

  • 2010 – Selected by Best Buy and Youth Venture as one of 15 finalists for a grant

  • 2010 – Invited to partner with ex-NFL star Levar Fisher for his Believe Again 2010 tour

  • 2010 – Invited to partner with Build-a-Bear Workshop to make and donate bears to disadvantaged children world-wide

  • 2010 – Invited to partner with the Derry Public Library to hold year-long workshops on service-learning to inspire and engage community youth

  • 2010 – Invited to be part of the Pepsi Refresh campaign

  • 2010 – Elected to be on the Board of Directors for the Nestlé USA Foundation for a two year term

  • 2010 – Featured as one of Lily's Heroes

  • 2010 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from U.S. Senator Judd Gregg for work related to reshaping the learning environment for the future

  • 2009 – Invited by Disney to be one of their ongoing volunteer partners for 2010

  • 2009 – Invited, by InterfaceFLOR, to be a Keynote Speaker at the Educational Summit, A Tribal Gathering: Best Practices of the Best Minds in the Educational and Learning World, on December 14th & 15th in LaGrange, GA

  • 2009 – Invited to be part of the UN Worldwide Campaign on Climate Change, Seal the Deal, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • 2009 – Honored by We are Family Foundation at the 7 th Annual WAFF Celebration in the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York, along with Archbishop Desmond & Mrs. Leah Tutu, David & Susan Rockefeller Jr., Google Earth, and Robert ‘Kool' Bell and Kool & the Gang.

  • 2009 – Invited to be a cast member on the October 17th stage reading of Multi-Award Winning Chilean Playwright Ariel Dorfman's "Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark ," adapted from the book by Kerry Kennedy, with photos by Pulitzer Prize-Award Winning Photographer Eddie Adams. At Derry's Stockbridge Theatre.

  • 2009 – Invited to be part of Unite for Climate Community; participated in the Climate Change Conference in South Korea

  • Lil' MDGs ', global peace initiative, featured in ID Magazine's 55th Annual Design Review. Exhibition runs through September 8th, 2009 at Material ConneXion. 60 Madison Ave. NYC.

  • 2009 – Recognition by the Derry School District for work done to benefit the community and school

  • 2009 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from President Obama for accomplishments of Lil' MDGs

  • 2009 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from Carol Shea-Porter, Congresswoman serving NH's 1st district for Green Your Lives

  • 2009 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from Senator Jeanne Shaheen, for Green Your Lives

  • 2009 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from Senator John Sununu, for Green Your Lives

  • 2009 – Recognized by Nestlé USA as Very Best in Youth for making a profound difference in the local and global community; invited to attend awards in Los Angeles, CA.

  • 2009 – Recipient of World Summit Youth Award for exemplary work on using the power of the Internet and digital media to fight hunger, poverty, and disease; will attend awards at World Summit Awards Gala in Mexico.

  • 2009 – Recipient of the President's Environment Award for Green Your Lives project; will receive awards in Washington, D.C. from President Obama.

  • 2009 – Honored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (New England) as an Environmental Merit Award winner for improving New England's environment and protecting those who live, work, and play in it; attended awards in Boston, MA.

  • 2009 – Recipient of the Environmental Leader of the Future award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (New England); attended awards in Boston, MA.

  • 2008 – Vacation Bible Schools across USA (as far as Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Jersey) educated children about Dylan and his mission and generated thousands of dollars summer of 2008 to help disadvantaged and underprivileged children.

  • 2008 – Second Place in the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge (an international competition where youth work in teams to develop educational websites) for Sentenced for Life; will attend awards in San Francisco, California.

  • 2007 – Recognized by Teen People Magazine as one of "20 teens who will change the world"

  • 2007 – First Place and Global Perspectives Awards winner in ThinkQuest International 2007 (an international competition where youth work in teams to develop educational websites) for Living on the Brink; will attend awards in San Francisco, California.

  • 2007 – Selected as a Huggable Hero Finalist by Build-A-Bear Foundation for Lil' MDGs related work.

  • 2007 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from Senator Bob Letourneau for founding Lil' MDGs.

  • 2007– Commendation and congratulatory mail from President George Bush for founding Lil' MDGs.

  • 2007 – Selected as top middle school volunteer for the State of New Hampshire by Prudential Financial; invited to attend awards in Washington D.C.

  • 2006 – Recipient of the Presidential Call to Service Award for work related to Lil' MDGs

  • 2005 – Featured as Radio Disney Kid of the Month

  • 2005– Recipient of special recognition at the second phase of UN World Summit on Information (WSIS) at Tunis, Tunisia, Africa for Killer Waves! Youngest award recipient; project selected as one of the top five e-Content in the category of Development.

  • 2005 – Recipient of Daily Point of Light Award for November 3 rd, 2005.

  • 2005 – Commendation and congratulatory mail from the Office of George Bush for dedication to children in the community by developing a website to educate children on tsunamis.

  • 2005 – Recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level) for AIDS-Awareness and tsunami rehabilitation community work.

  • 2005 – Inducted into the Kids Hall of Fame at The Huntington Townhouse, Huntington Station, NY.

  • 2005 – First Place in the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge (an international competition where youth work in teams to develop educational websites) for Killer Waves!; attended awards in San Francisco, California.

  • 2004 – Recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Bronze Level) for AIDS-Awareness community work.

   
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