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...

Leading by Example: Brentwood Student Supports Red Cross Blood and International Programs

  Justin Horn first signed up to donate blood when he was 16 years old, after learning how many lives could potentially be saved through blood donations. Now a senior at Brentwood School, Justin oversees the school’s annual blood drive and also is president of the Brentwood School BADD (Brentwood Aid for Disease and Disaster) Club and a member of the American Red Cross High School Leadership Club. He is proud that the last blood drive at...

World Youth Champion: Sandy Tesch Wilkins

by Carmela Burke, L.A. Region Volunteer (Sandy Tesch Wilkins spoke recently to volunteers and employees at the Red Cross L.A. Region about her journey  as a Red Cross youth member, youth advocate and international Red Cross representative.) Sandy Tesch Wilkins began her Red Cross career at age 14 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nearly 15 years later, Sandy represents 7 million youth worldwide. Like many youngsters, Sandy was bored during...

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