The Red Cross Helps At-Risk Teens Make a Difference

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At-risk teens enrolled at the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy are giving back to their community with the help of the Red Cross. The youth are learning how they can help save a life by donating a pint of blood. The Red Cross and South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy have been working together since 2010 to teach at-risk teens the importance of giving back to those who are in need. These young men and women have dedicated their lives to change and learning the meaning of service to community while fulfilling their duties as a viable part of their community. The mission of the Red Cross is clear, to help those in need and connect people together for a one common cause, providing compassion to our communities.

S.C. Youth ChalleNGe Academy’s Blood Drive is being held at the McCrady Training Center site at the Youth Challenge site May 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. Fifty-two young men and women, labeled as “at-risk youth” are determined to prove they refuse to live up to such a label. These South Carolina Youth enrolled in the academy to prove they are committed to change and success. They have committed to 22 weeks of training and education towards the G.E.D. or High School diploma, and self-transformation.

The Youth ChalleNGe Program is a voluntary 17-month dropout recovery program that helps at-risk youths earn their high school diploma or GED. More than 135,000 cadets nationwide within 37 programs located in 29 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico since 1998. The S.C. Youth ChalleNGe Academy provides an opportunity for at-risk youth to develop the values, life skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. If you know a teen who is going down the wrong track call today to learn more about the opportunities available (803) 299-4872 or visit www.SCYouthChalleNGe.com

The mission of the Red Cross is clear, to help those in need and connect people together for a one common cause, providing compassion to our communities. Follow the teens lead today and learn how you can help make a difference at a Red Cross near you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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