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Teens Endeavors Make a Difference

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There are homeless students at Cam High that are in need of basic necessities, but most of all, hope. T.E.E.N.S club (Teenage Endeavors Elevating Neighboring Students) works to help those in need. The club is currently supporting eight families with basic necessities. They provide the students with food (sack lunches and groceries), clothes, personal necessities, and school supplies.

The club asks that if anyone knows a student in need of help, to discretely notify the club. Spotting students in need of help is difficult, but a few signs would be a student that wears the same clothing, doesn’t eat lunch, doesn’t dress up for P.E, and doesn’t have school supplies. The club urges students to be sensitive due to the delicacy of the situation. Jordin Marucut, sophomore and co-president of the club, commented, “T.E.E.N.S club strives to better the lives of those in need. Everyone deserves a healthy and happy life.”

The club meets every other Tuesday in Mrs. Su’s room, J1, where they discuss possible fundraisers. Akemi Levine, sophomore and also co-president, shared, “I am so passionate about this club, and I really want to make a difference.” The two co-presidents felt grateful for the leadership experience, and the opportunity to be part of such a great cause.

T.E.E.N.S club volunteers the last Monday of every month at Many Meals, an organization that serves food to the less fortunate. Levine commented, “We love the rewarding feeling from helping others and giving back to the community.”

The club also volunteered at Casa Pacifica, a nonprofit organization that deals with abused and orphaned children. The members made about 40 children’s wishes come true by providing each of them with Christmas gifts. The club also bought Vons gift cards for the families they support.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, T.E.E.N.S club sold roses with a personal note for three dollars at the outdoor stage during lunch on the eighth through the tenth. The club delivered the roses during first period on Valentine’s Day. The proceeds made from the sale also went to the families the club is supporting.

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