Bayside teen awarded Senate proclamation for virtual tutoring nonprofit


A Bayside teen was recently honored for creating a nonprofit that helps fellow students who switched to remote learning during the pandemic.

On Thursday, Aug. 19, Senator John Liu presented a New York State Senate proclamation for exemplary service to the Bayside community to 17-year-old high schooler Tae Kyu Lee, who formed Pass the Torch back in 2020. As of July 2021, the organization has provided free, virtual, one-on-one tutoring to students through 3,000 academic and extracurricular lessons.