Leadership Development Camp goes virtual, empowers youth to become leaders

By Irene Ear, 2019 Leadership Development Camp Director  Last summer, 94 American Red Cross youth volunteers trekked through the mountains of Yucaipa for a life-changing week. What were they attending? The 71st Annual Red Cross Los Angeles Region Leadership Development Camp (LDC), hosted each year by the regional youth program.  For a week, they learned about leadership topics through workshops, learned first aid...

Learning about Global Issues at the International Youth Activities Fair

By Los Angeles Region Youth Board Member, Sarah Rios On January 21st, I attended the International Services Youth Activities Fair, in Pasadena, to learn more about the global humanitarian crises and engage in activities with other high school students who share my passion for wanting to make a difference. The event began early in the morning, and not many of us knew entirely what we would be getting into; but, it didn’t take long for us to...

Red Cross Club “Salam Neighbor” Film Screening

By Herbert Hoover High School Red Cross Club President, Amisha Chowdhury   Last Sunday, I attended the “Salam Neighbor” documentary screening and encouraged a few of my High School Red Cross Club members to partake in this incredible Red Cross experience with me. I walked in with an open mind, to not only explore and learn about Red Cross International Services, but to also support Nancy (one of my very own Glendale Executive Board...

Smoke Alarm Installation Volunteers are on Fire!

Written By Pasadena Youth Corp Executive Board Member, Sophie Pham (Photo By Leigh Green) "Home Fire Campaigns are one of my favorite Red Cross events.  Not only do I get to go out and help people become better prepared for home fires (and possibly save lives), I also get the chance to meet other amazing volunteers who share my passion for helping others. During Home Fire Campaigns, volunteers gather to educate residents about home fires and...

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