United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley launches annual youth camp

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley launched its 9th annual Youth Camp.

The camp is designed specifically for seventh graders from 22 middle schools in four counties. The camp started Friday and will run until Sunday.

The camp will focus on teaching students about homelessness, poverty, and ways they can make a difference.

"We have 22 students that participate in the program and they spend three days with us. What we are trying to do is introduce them to the needs in our community, most certainly homelessness and poverty," says Terri Parodi, director of the United Way Volunteer Center.

Students will visit several United Way partner agencies that work to resolve issues surrounding homelessness. The camp is sponsored by Aflac.

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