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American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter youth programs provides youth and young adults with opportunities to learn and serve. Our goal is to provide youth volunteers with meaningful opportunities for training, leadership and community service.
 
Red Cross Clubs
You can start a Red Cross Club in your elementary, middle or high school or at your college or university. Red Cross Clubs help youth serve their communities by supporting the work of the Red Cross. The first step to get the club rolling is to obtain permission from your school and then contact the youth services team at arcbayouth@usa.redcross.org or (415) 427-8169. Once you have a core group of interested students, the support from your Red Cross chapter, and a teacher, guidance counselor or parent (for elementary schools) willing to serve as club sponsor, you’re set to go.
 
Youth Engaged in Service Teams
Youth Engaged in Service (YES) teams consist of students from Bay Area high schools working together to support the Red Cross. YES teams hold fundraisers to benefit Red Cross programs, give preparedness presentations, run preparedness fairs and participate in other fun and exciting projects. For more information or to get involved, contact arcbayouth@usa.redcross.org or (415) 427-8169.
 
Youth for Chinese Elderly Program
The Youth for Chinese Elderly program connects bilingual youth with members of the Chinese community to help them get prepared for disaster. With Youth for Chinese Elderly clubs in eight San Francisco high schools, the program allows youth volunteers to give back to the their community by becoming skilled instructors and provide disaster preparedness education at community health fairs and at senior homes in Chinatown. More Information
 
Leadership Development Center
Every year, the Red Cross brings together Bay Area youth for a four-day overnight camp designed to build strong leaders who are interested in contributing back to their communities. Youth entering grades 9-11 work together to develop leadership, teamwork and humanitarian skills and receive valuable Red Cross training. The Leadership Development Center is open to all Bay Area high school students who are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross. For more information about LDC 2010 please visit www.ldcbayarea.org.
 

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