Children between the ages of three and 10-years-old are learning what it takes to be a helpful member of the community by taking part in the ‘Boo Squad.’
Wednesday night, 10 outstanding kids were honored for their volunteer work at the Embassy in Struthers.
27 First News Morning Anchor Dan Martin emceed the special event.
The Boo Squad is a group for children to join to help out their community. It was founded three years ago.
The kids participate in various things to teach them the importance of compassion and acceptance.
Children who take part in the Boo Squad help host fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to help those in need.
“I hope if anything they’ve taken away from tonight, it’s to be kind to their neighbors, to help others, if they see someone that’s different from them just go up to them and say hello. Tonight wasn’t about how much money we raised it was truly to inspire these kids to get involved in their community,” said Heather Hrinamedvec, Boo Squad director.
There were two categories for the children to be entered into; The community champion Award or the Visionary Award.
Organizers hope this event gets more children interested in joining their Squad.
The hope is to continue to celebrate their groups impact on our community and youth throughout the Valley.