‘Youth in Action’ Dodges, Ducks and Dips For Animals

Posted by Megan Backus, Media Relations Associate on May 29, 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.

Youth In Action dodgeball participantsCurrently
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

Thank you Youth in Action!


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