Teen Volunteers in Action SD2 build beehive boxes for charity

Matthew Healey, Connor McCroskey, Rob Levine, Alexander Attisha, Drake Taylor, Ryan Coughlin

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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.

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