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Live United group meets

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Local students learned the importance of giving back to the community Sunday.

The day marked the end of the United Way Youth Volunteer Camp in which a dozen 7th grade students from area schools grow as leaders and connect with the community.

The students were broken up into groups and assigned to a local charity. They then had to shop for that charity and explain why they bought the items they did.

Organizer Nate Klein hope this camp changes the kids outlook in the future, "If you can imagine all these kids in the future taking what they've learned at this camp and going out and giving back to the community, it's just going to change the entire landscape of what we have going on here in Columbus because they truly believe that they can change the world."

After the camp, the volunteer center hopes to track the students to see if their participation has led to increased involvement in giving back to the community.

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