'Youth in Action' Dodges, Ducks and Dips For AnimalsPosted by Megan Backus, Media Relations Associate on May 29th, 2008
Exactly one year ago I was the head of a volunteer summer camp program for youth. Every morning, 15 teens and I piled into a van and set out for a new Sonoma County destination. We did everything from working at a camp for differently abled youth to helping restore Bodega Bay’s coastline. Their lively spirits were untouched by cynicism and apathy. They truly thought they could change the world, and with that confidence they did.
Currently a different group, Youth in Action, is helping to change the world for animals. Youth in Action is a leadership and community service organization at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum, Connecticut. Recently they held a dodgeball tournament to benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund. On the court the players displayed their talent in the five D's of dodgeball, dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge! Friends and family showed their support by donating $118.13! Everyone here at the Animal Legal Defense Fund was impressed by their awesome choice of sport, but even more so with their dedication to helping animals.
Thank you Youth in Action!