cm_teenvolunteers003Local members of Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) SD5 chapter recently joined Think Blue and I Love a Clean San Diego for a storm drain stenciling project at Kennedy Neighborhood Park. Student volunteers stenciled a pollution prevention message above storm drains around the neighborhood to educate the public about things that do not belong in drains.

TVIA is an organization of boys in seventh through 10th grade who, along with their families, are committed to developing leadership skills through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy, and personal development. The SD5 chapter works with approximately 35 philanthropic organizations throughout the county. “Teen Volunteers in Action offers a truly unique opportunity for young men to reach out to the community and serve in a variety of areas of need,” said SD5 Chapter President Kelly Walecki. “This sense of service provides opportunities to reflect on one’s own life with an enhanced feeling of gratitude.” Learn more at