A.V. teenagers will lead Walk Against Hunger

first_img“I think it’s opened their eyes, that for many people, (hunger) is an issue, that you can do something about it,” Baker said. The first 250 participants who pledge $25 or more will receive a pancake breakfast and a T-shirt, and those who raise more than $250 are eligible to win one of two laptop computers. “It’s an opportunity for people to come out, have a good time and raise money so we can feed people,” Baker said. [email protected]news.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The notion that today’s youths are self-absorbed and do little to help others is a misconception. That’s according to Grace Resource Center Director Steve Baker, who runs one of the Antelope Valley’s most prominent charities. A cadre of area high school students today will take action in support of Baker’s assertion. For their senior project, 12 Antelope Valley Union High School District students organized the Second Annual Walk Against Hunger, which will be held today at Clear Channel Stadium. Registration booths open a half-hour before the 8 a.m. event, which includes a two-hour walk and an approximately hourlong prize ceremony. The event is open to the public. The student organizers are Vanessa Gonzalez, Yesenia Castillo, Katherine Harris, Arreanna Ramstein, Jennifer Ruiz, Briana Sandoval, Hassan Stephens, Andrew McSorley, Makeda McCauley, Dario Rivers, Allison Pineda and Cynthia Herrera. AVUHSD special- education instructor Steve Scheper helped coordinate the students’ efforts. Baker said involving teens in the event is as much about helping those less fortunate as it is about developing future leaders. last_img

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