Anjana Srinivas

Scripps Ranch High School student Anjana Srinivas has two passions: Indian classical music and teaching and caring for children – and she’s blended both together to help make a difference for the kids at Rady Children’s.

Anjana has spent several past summers in India learning Indian classical music on the violin and keyboard. In the summer of 2012, she spent two months teaching math and English to children in one of the underprivileged areas there. These experiences fueled her desire to make a difference here in San Diego, and she started a music school to teach Indian classical music to children. With grace and generosity, she also decided to donate the money from her school to Rady Children’s.

Through her music school Swaras (the Sanskrit word for musical notes), Anjana strives to instill the love for learning and appreciation of Indian classical music to her students. And, in less than a year, Swaras has raised $1,500 for the treatment and care of critically ill children at the Hospital.

And that’s just the beginning.

Anjana is President of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Scripps Ranch High and organizes community partnership activities with Rady Children’s. FBLA members have volunteered at the Helen Bernardy’s Center for Medically Fragile Children at Rady Children’s, and Anjana derives an immense satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment in entertaining the children at the Center with music and closely interacting with them.

This creative and dedicated young Miracle Maker plans to continue her fundraising efforts within her high school, through her music school and by organizing fundraisers that showcase her students’ talents. By pursuing her passions, Anjana is giving back to the community in a way that is music to our ears.