Thursday, September 27, 2007

Students join fight against "Domestic Violence"

"At a formal gala where more than 250 people gathered to fete and fundraise for a local organization, an unexpected group of honorees huddled at one of the glamorously set tables: a club of teen-aged boys.

The San Fernando Valleybased Haven Hills honored Teens Against Domestic Violence, founded and staffed by mostlymale Calabasas High School students. Haven Hills, which started in the mid-1970s, established the first battered women's shelter in Los Angeles County.

"To us this is a way to give back to the community and make a difference," said the club's copresident Evan Plotkin. "Domestic violence doesn't get the attention it deserves. We've learned about the power of a small group. It gives up great feelings of pride and accomplishment to be able to do this."" |Read more|

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