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readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Reach Out: NASAR

Jennifer Donnelly was inspired by an actual crime when she wrote A Northern Light. In 1906, a woman went missing and was found murdered in the Catskills Mountains of New York.

When young girls like Grace from A Northern Light go missing, the search isn't all up to the cops. Search parties often include volunteers, too--people like you, with a passion for getting involved, a desire to help others, and endless faith in a happy ending. (Does that describe rgz or what?!)

If pitching in on a search and rescue (SAR) team sounds like something you're suited for, check out the National Association for Search & Rescue website.

They offer loads of classes and conferences throughout the U.S. to train volunteers - usually ages 15 and older. You can also contact your local police department, as many communities have SAR programs and welcome all the help they can get.

2 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

This is such an awesome service found for us by Sara Easterly. Thanks so much, Sara!

Polo.Pony said...

That is so neat! I think that it would make a great community service project for me next year! Thanks for featuring it!