When sophomore Carrie Olson Falahi wanted to start a club at Ozark High School, she enlisted the help of fellow 10th grader Victoria Sutter and freshman Rebecca Carr. The result was the Youth in Action Club.
Their mission: To spend time — not money— in service.
“I think time and service are among the most meaningful things you can give,” Carrie explains.
Rebecca agrees, adding, “It’s fun to get involved in a cause.” Little did these friends know just how much they would gain by giving service to others!
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“It’s kindof like the only hope we have left in this world – is service, and caring for others.” – Rebecca Carr
Since February 2009, Carrie, Victoria, and Rebecca have organized a different service project every month. They have seen their club grow to over 50 members!
Words From A Prophet
“My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.”
~President Thomas S. Monson