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VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 2

 

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways to volunteer throughout the Bay Area.

This second segment focuses on the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP), which was founded in 1989 under the leadership of the Junior League of Palo Alto.

RTP's mission is to build volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors -- seniors, disabled, or families -- so they can live independently in warmth and safety.

The organization is committed to involving local students in its work. Through diverse volunteer positions, students learn about the nonprofit sector, gain an understanding of the importance of serving their communities, and develop their skills and potential in a setting outside the classroom.

For more information about the Rebuilding Together Peninsula, visit www.RebuildingTogetherPeninsula.org.

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Posted by Tylr
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Amazingly well done.


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Posted by Randi
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Carolina - for all of your hard work - your friends at RTP !!!


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Posted by Marilia
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Wonderful! It's amazing to see what these kids are doing to our communities! we need to learn from them and to see more positive messages like that! It gives us many good ideas :)


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Great video. Inspiring.


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Posted by Alix
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Carolina, thank you for capturing this work on film. It's important for teens to know what a huge difference they can make. To see their dedication, even in the rain, is truly inspiring for someone at any age.


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Posted by FRANCIS PAN
a resident of another community
on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Well done Edward!


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Posted by Eddy
a resident of another community
on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Edward, Wonderful work. Keep it up. We are proud of you work.


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Posted by Russell
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thank you for highlighting the good in the community through well-done video segments.


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Posted by Linda
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

Another amazing program, previously unknown to me. Thanks, Carolina, for shedding light on the wonderful work of our teens.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Well done. So nice to see the positive impact teens are making in the community. Thank you Carolina for taking the time to highlight their work.


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Posted by Ann
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Palo Alto Online!


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Posted by Christina Owen
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Thank you, Carolina, Edward, Jawaad, and RTP! To read dozens of reflections on service by your fellow Vikings, please check out the "Get Involved" publication and database at Paly.net/service.


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Posted by Monica Yeung Arima
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Great job Edward! I am impressed! Rain or shine! What a spirit!


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Posted by Monica
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I loved this video, I was not aware of how many high school kids were giving their time to help the community. It makes me feel good about this new generation. Great job!


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Posted by Linda
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

Wonderful work & video!!


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Posted by Adrian
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Nice video. I didn't know about RTP before. Thanks for bringing it to us.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Keep up the good work RTP! Nice video.


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