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Non-Profit Organization teens4good Takes Off

Non-Profit Organization teens4good Takes Off

December 8, 2012


Corbin Healy and his teens4good team
with their collection of coats on December2nd.

Contributed Photo

By Jessica Root
Intern Reporter for the Tribune
intern@lstribune.net

Teenagers want to be a part of it.

Parents encourage their kids to get involved with it.

It’s the cool thing to do, and it was started by a 14-year-old boy.

Corbin Healy, Summit Christian Academy (SCA) 8th grader, was only in the third grade when he planned and conducted his first fundraiser.

One of Healy’s classmates had cystic fibrosis and he wanted to help. Selling candy bars at a local grocery store, Healy was able to raise approximately $600.

“Attending SCA has motivated me to come up with something in the realm of serving the community,” Healy said.

Over the summer, one of Healy’s teachers selected him to attend a People to People leadership ambassador program at Stanford University.

There, he was challenged and inspired to make a difference in the world. Healy envisioned joining with his peers and tapping into their natural energy and enthusiasm to inspire other teens to become active leaders in the community.

This vision has become teens4good, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Healy himself.

His father helped him with the website and the paperwork, but the force behind the organization is Healy.

With the help of his family and his school, Healy leads teens4good.com to inspire and involve teens with community service.

“It’s really good to hear kids come up to me and say they’re happy with what I’m doing,” Healy said.

“The entire goal of teens4good is to inspire teenagers to do good. It’s been really eye opening to see that I’m making a difference.”

Recently, Healy started a coat drive through teens4good.

He and 45 other classmates collected approximately 800 coats in the Lakewood area on December 2.

“The kids that actually showed up are the ones that have the drive and inspiration to get out there to make a difference,” Healy said. “It’s very, very rewarding to see that my idea is doing good for the community.”
Next week, the coat drive will be extended to SCA’s elementary school.

“You can be very zealous and very passionate about something, but if you don’t get the right people on board, if you don’t put together a plan that’s solid, then it’s not going to flow,” Emir A. Ruiz Esparza,

Secondary Principal Director of Operations at SCA, said. “I think that’s exactly what Healy has done and that’s why this is going to work.”

Healy hopes to collect 1,000 coats, all of which will be donated to Hope Faith Ministries in Downtown Kansas City.

Donations will be accepted at SCA or through other arrangements by e-mailing corbin@teens4good.com.
Summit Christian Academy is located at: 1500 SW Jefferson, Lees Summit, MO, 64081-0640   
Tel: (816)525-1480   

“It’s hard to say where teens4good, Inc will be a year from now,” Healy said.

“It’ll go wherever God takes it. I’m going to leave it up to Him. We’ll do our best with it, and hopefully we’ll get good results like we have so far.”

For more information about teens4good, Inc visit teens4good.com. A Facebook page for teens4good is in the making.

Corporate documents visit: http://teens4good.com/corporatedocuments.html

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