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Why is service important to a community? Why is it such a special treat when over 200 teenagers get together with peers and adults to work together to achieve a common goal, a better tomorrow through working today? Our teenagers receive such a bad rap from the media. You can’t go a day without seeing a story about the misdeeds of a teen, or the shortcomings of a young adult. Death, theft, anger, hatred and misfortune pervade our media and it seems that the teens really don’t ever get highlighted for the good that they do. Cue the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Organization and our annual Day of Service. We had multiple groups head to multiple sites around the DFW Metroplex to do service projects at Mission Arlington, Wildscapes, the Ft. Worth Forestry Project, North Texas Volunteer Center and the Community Enrichment Center. Each group headed out into the community to show that teens can really make a difference and aren’t just a negative statistic. I was afforded the opportunity to lead a team of 12 ambassadors from the organization in a tree planting and re-mulching project at the Arlington Wildscapes. It was a great experience for me and the rest of the ambassadors and we could definitely see the happiness and thankfulness of those we volunteered for. At the end of the day, HOBY Texas North contributed over 1000 hours of service to the Metroplex. This is truly outstanding.
- Jad Allen