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Atlanta teens organize to help local refugees

Posted by Christopher Coen on July 3, 2012

A group of teens from the Atlanta area have organized to assist a local non-profit in an effort to feed more than 1,000 refugee children from war-torn countries in Clarkston. The teens won a grant from Youth Service America to help them raise funds and do a food drive. An article at The Marietta Daily Journal has the details:

MARIETTA – Garland Jones, 16, of Marietta and a group of his friends were recently awarded a grant to raise funds and produce a food drive to help refugee children in Clarkston, DeKalb County.

They’re among 40 worldwide recipients to receive the $500 Get Ur Good On Grant from Youth Service America and celebrity supporter Miley Cyrus. The grants provide money to young people around the world who seek to improve their communities through service.

Garland, along with Janae Jones, 16, of Marietta High School; Deonte Rivers, 16, of Osborne High School; Andre Jones, 15, of Wheeler High School; and Hannah Scott, 15, of Marietta High School, chose to assist the nonprofit, Bountiful Bags, in feeding more than 1,000 refugee children from war-torn countries in Clarkston… Read more here

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