Name: Shama Tirukkala

What is the name of your TAC project?The Young Women’s Leadership Club

Number Impacted: 30


What life-long lesson have you learned from your TAC project?

I never thought that I would have the courage to start a whole organization from scratch but starting the Young Women’s Leadership Club at my high school taught me that being motivated by a subject I truly love can lead me to accomplish things I never would’ve thought possible. I also learned that splitting the work between members is very important and I am especially lucky to have such a supportive officer team with me.


What is the most unexpected or surprising or interesting thing that happened during or as a result of your TAC journey?

A surprising thing that happened was that we lost our original sponsor shortly after the year ended so we went into a panic mode over finding a new club sponsor for almost two months. When school rolled around one of our members referred one of her old teachers to us and it turns out she was right across our old sponsors room! The person we needed was right across from us all along and we just needed to wait to find her at the right time.