Youth Healing Youth raising donations for Japan

Youth Healing Youth would like to thank students and staff for making paper cranes to help Japan! We made over 300 cranes which equates to over $600 in contribution to the cause.  Thanks to Rebecca Reimers for providing the soundtrack (drumming) to our folding.

-Jennifer Turner, YHY Sponsor

Youth Healing Youth will be sponsoring a lunchtime booth on April 7 and 8.  They will be providing information about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and requesting donations for the Red Cross.  Students and staff are also welcome to stop by and make a paper crane (experts will be there to help!).  The cranes will be sent to the Students Rebuild program (http://studentsrebuild.org/japan/ ) for an art piece and the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 per crane to Architecture for Humanity (great organization that is helping with the reconstruction efforts).  Students can make the cranes on their own and drop them off at the booth or bring them to Room 800.  See the flier below.

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The latest project of the Youth Healing Youth club has been helping out a family with a medical crisis.The club members first heard of this story by one of their Spanish teachers here at Carl Hayden.

Mr. Rubio is a teacher at South Mountain High School, and his 3-year-old daughter has meningitis. Meningitis is a bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis infections are extremely serious and may result in death or brain damage, even if treated.

So then the club decided to help out by doing a penny drive around campus, which raised little more than $400. They also did a car wash on Friday, March 4, and raised $265, exceeding their goal of $500.

The Youth Healing Youth Club has 25 members that meet regularly. The club meets every Friday at 4 p.m. in Room 800. Social Studies teacher Jennifer Turner is the club sponsor. They welcome new members to their meetings.