Teen Volunteers in Action SD2 build beehive boxes for charity

Nick Setzer, Trent Katz, Justin Loye, Nick Clapp

Picture 1 of 11

How do you get 150 teenage boys in Carmel Valley to build beehive boxes on a Sunday afternoon for a charity organization in Mexico? Teen Volunteers in Action (San Diego Chapter 2) hosted its annual Kick Off Event on Sept. 9 at Sage Canyon Elementary and did just that! About 25 boxes were assembled in just under two hours for Via International/Los Niños. In 1999, this nonprofit service organization assisted a small group of women in Mexicali, Mexico who were determined to improve their lives and the lives of their families by becoming more self-reliant and starting a beehive cooperative to produce honey.

In addition to honey, the women produce beeswax candles, healing salves and ointments, facial and hand creams. However, the demand for their products began to outpace the supply and they needed a means to secure additional hives in order to expand their business. Therefore, Via International/Los Niños began the Beehive Assembly Project.  Each completed beehive has an average life-expectancy of 10 years and can help the women to generate an additional $150 to $200 annually for their families.

TVIA was able to lend a hand to this organization and throughout the coming year 30 non-profit groups will benefit from the boys’ voluntary service. Established in 2000, the mission of TVIA is to introduce boys to community service and leadership on a local level; moreover, the parent-run advisement board provides wonderful opportunities for continued work and interaction with their teenage sons. Teen Volunteers in Action reaches out to young men of all races, religions, and national origins, in grades 7–12, who demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to, volunteerism. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

To get more information and find out how your son can be a part of this unique San Diego founded group please contact TVIA at president@TVIA.org or visit TVIA.org for more information.

Related posts:

  1. Teen Volunteer In Action chapter to hold fall kick-off event
  2. Teen Volunteers in Action hold meeting
  3. Teen Volunteers in Action starting new chapter
  4. Teen Volunteers in Action Winter Parents’ Meeting
  5. Teen Volunteers in Action SD2 Chapter hosts parent luncheon

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=39894

Posted by Staff on Sep 13, 2012. Filed under Life, North Coast Life, Philanthropy, Social Photo Galleries. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • Let’s Review: ‘Ether Dome’ takes the lid off story of anesthesia at La Jolla Playhouse
    The traumatic experience behind performing amputations, tumor removals and vasectomies without anesthesia is immediately intriguing when Playhouse patrons view the incredible set design by James Youmans, representing the real ether dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1886. Below a well-lit dome, images of these crude medical procedures are projected on […]
  • Stone fruits are in now season!
    Sadly, summer’s stone fruit growing season is way too short, but oh so sweet! Did you know: • Plum trees are grown in every continent except Antarctica. • The peach has a poisonous pit containing hydrocyanic acid. • On average, there are 44 cherries to the pound. […]
  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 24
    La Jolla Music Society’s nationally recognized chamber music festival, SummerFest, kicks off 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 with its annual, free Concert Under the Stars at Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS