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...

On the Job: The 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade

By Los Angeles Region CEO, Jarrett Barrios For decades, the American Red Cross has been playing a significant role in the Tournament of Roses Parade and at the Rose Bowl football game. Year after year, on New Year’s Day, people across the nation turn to their television sets to witness this incredible event—all while our Red Cross volunteers stand ready at 13 First Aid Stations along the five and a half mile long parade route and at the...

AmeriCorps Member Credits Red Cross for Interest in Medicine; Trains Youth First Aiders

By Samantha Yin, AmeriCorps member Friends and family members often ask me why I decided to come back to the American Red Cross as an AmeriCorps member for my gap year before applying to medical school. To me, the answer is simple. My initial experience with the American Red Cross in high school is the reason why I decided to pursue medicine. In fact, it has been the organization that has guided me ever since I was a youth volunteer, high...

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