Teen Volunteers in Action members begin another year of helping others

Teen Volunteers in Action held its kickoff event Aug. 30 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center.

Teen Volunteers In Action (TVIA) is an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal development.

TVIA’s first graduating class of 2016 will be honored with a Senior Send Off ceremony in May. This year marks a “First” for the chapter to run at its full capacity of 168 members, 7th through 12th grade. All of the board members have been working countless hours behind the scene to get ready for “an incredible year of community service.”

TVIA-SD3 is adding Reality Changers ( on its calendar of philanthropies this year. Reality Changers transforms lives, schools and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance and leadership training to become first generation college students.

Photos by Jon Clark.