Teens Learn About MOVE at Fair

The Teens MOVE Fair was held last week on the campus of La Cañada High School. In its sixth year, the fair is an annual event that provides a chance for students to explore various volunteer and job possibilities in a high-energy, fun environment.

MOVE – Many Opportunities for Volunteering and Employment – is open to all local students and is a collaborative effort by the Community Center of LCF, the City of LCF, the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA and the LCHS PTSA. It brings together organizations looking for volunteers/employees with the students who are interested in pursuing these opportunities. The Fair is held early enough in the year to allow students time to apply for positions and plan ahead for summer. Over 300 students attended the Fair to research the varied opportunities to be found there.

Professionals on the campus this year included representatives of Cartoon Network looking for possible contestants for two of their shows, Hole in the Wall and Destroy, Build, Destroy.

Members of Tree People were looking for volunteers to help with the reforestation effort scheduled for this spring, a result of the devastation caused by the Station Fire. Representatives also attended from Ahead With Horses, Tom Sawyer Camps, Ronald McDonald House, Billy’s Board Shop, Special Olympics of Southern California, Glendale Healthy Kids, Descanso Gardens, Heal the Bay and Union Station.

Provided by Mary Jane SNYDER