VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 3
Original post made on May 8, 2012
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on May 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Awesome video that shows how volunteering is not just about helping the poor, the disabled and the starving. There's plenty to do within your own peer and social group. I roll my eyes when someone says they are raising money to build a school in some African village. Guess what -- I know that you don't know anything about building schools in Africa, and most of the money raised will be paying the salary of the CEO of some NGO, and that you're only doing this because it looks good in your college application. Instead, how about doing something local and meaningful, and create some acceptance and inclusion in our own elitist bourgeois micro-society in Palo Alto? There's a reason high school kids are throwing themselves in front of trains, or that you need to blow into a breathalyzer before boarding the bus to the Paly prom; and YOU can do something about it by just being nice and unprejudiced to everyone. That's VOLUNTEERING to make a better world -- set the example, starting locally.
on May 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm
This is a great story. Keep up the good work Teen Arts Council!
on May 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Another great segment. Love the work the Teen Arts Council is doing!