ASBW continued with two screenings of The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, an emotionally-charged documentary about the
rise and fall of an affordable housing project in St. Louis. Each screening was
organized by its respective host (University of Southern California and IMPACT
club from King Drew Medical Magnet High School), and was proceeded by a
discussion session. We really wanted to reinforce the importance of building
stable communities in addition to homes, and this film illustrates that
perfectly. It also promotes the need for continuous involvement and support
from local and state government.
On the fundraising side, students from South High School and
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School took the initiative to get Nickels for Nails
going in their schools. Together they collected over $140 for our Youth
Programs initiative! South High School has quickly become one of our partners,
and they will begin their chartering process to become an official Campus
Chapter this fall. The Nickels for Nails leader at Palos Verdes Peninsula High
School is one of our Youth United members, and we are working with a teacher at
the school to get the students further involved with us next school year.
The week wrapped up on a high note at the Palos Verdes BikeRide for HFH GLA, where a jazz quintet, also from Palos Verdes Peninsula High
School, and a church youth group from St. Cross came to help out at the rest
stop and along the route. The quintet was a wonderful touch; special thanks to our
EMC team for arranging the performance! Each member was friendly, and as a
whole the group was quite impressive. The volunteers from St. Cross played a
vital role as well; they jumped right into their assigned tasks and were happy
to give 100% of their energy.
encompasses all of the facets of HFH GLA’s mission, and the bar has been set
high for future events. It is incredibly rewarding to have worked with so many
passionate young people. I am confident that they will be the ones to continue
making a difference in their communities, and will pave the way for prospective
youth leaders. To all of the ASBW
participants, THANK YOU(TH)!
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