Instead of spending last summer swimming at the pool, cruising the mall or going to the movie theater, 13-year-old Jessica Diestel decided to make a difference. So she signed up for a volunteer program that allowed her to help with community gardening, washing dogs at an animal shelter and recycling.
Program lets teens make a difference
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