Interact sells Yuda Bands

Olivia Lee, staff writer

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The Jacksonville High School Interact Club will be participating with the Yuda Bands organization this year in order to help promote the education of less fortunate children from the country of Guatemala.Yuda Bands are bracelets created by children in Guatemala that are transported to different schools or groups wishing to participate in the project where members will then sell each of the individual bracelets for a profit. Each group will represent one child from Guatemala and will return the profit back to that child contributing to his/her education and the expenses needed to continue schooling. The Yuda Bands organization challenges others to “Wear a band. Save a life.” This year JHS’s Interact Club will be sponsoring a child from Guatemala through the Yuda Bands organization. If you are interested in purchasing a bracelet from the Interact Club, they will be selling the Yuda Bands during each lunch period from Wednesday, November 2 to Wednesday, November 16. All the money made from the bracelets will be sent back to their sponsored child from Guatemala and go towards his/her education funds. The bracelet will only cost $7 each.

The Yuda Bands project is reaching publicity in areas all over the United States where students are taking on the service project within their high schools. As the official Yuda Bands website states, “It begins with youth in U.S. schools, and ends with their peers in poverty stricken communities in the developing world.” So essentially, the Yuda Bands organization is both student led and student run. For more information on the Yuda Bands project and its story, please visit the official Yuda Bands website at www.yudabands.org.

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