South Jersey teen’s rally for food donations helps families in need

“Ruhan’s Rally” has helped families like the Seepauls, who came from Trinidad and Tobago to receive critical care for their son. CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI) — “Back in 2020, when the pandemic was starting up, me and my mom, we were at the supermarket and the mom ahead of us couldn’t pay for all the food…

Teens volunteer to help Devereaux Center, Coalbank Village

While most teens in the community were enjoying one of the final weekends of their summer, around 40 teens came together last Saturday to help those less fortunate. Spearheaded by Skyline Baptist Church, the teens from four churches came together too to work at the Devereaux Center and Coal Bank Village, a transitional housing center…

Goldston teens donate $3000 to Holocaust Center

About a half-dozen high school students who took part this school year in the Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project recently decided to donate $3,000 of their own money to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Abby Rickin-Marks, a member of the Goldston project, said the decision to support the Holocaust Center was an easy one….

Why I followed four homeless teens for nine months…

“Being out there… it’s not nice,” says Josh, 18*, as he queues for a bed in a homeless shelter in Blackpool. “You have to guard everything when you’re sleeping. You hide your shoes in your sleeping bag, sleep on your bag, hide your phone down your pants. Druggies have tried countless times to nick my…

Soccer squad gives young cancer patient MVP treatment

Gold was the theme of the night at a recent Newbury Park High School girls’ soccer game—but it had nothing to do with trophies or medals.The team faced off against league rival Agoura on Friday while wearing gold ribbons and headbands to show their support for putting an end to childhood cancer. GETTING THEIR KICKS—Brooke…

Lakewood teens sleep outside to raise funds for homeless

Cardboard boxes provided the only shelter Saturday night for about 30 teens spending the night outdoors to raise money and awareness for local agencies providing support for the homeless. The Homeless Awareness Sleep Out, being staged for the 13th year, is a cornerstone ministry for the youth group of Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton…