Jr. Variety is a new generation of youth committed to fundraising for Variety – The Children’s Charity, a non–profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope, enriching lives and building a better future for the children of Southern California. The Jr. Variety board is made up of high school aged teenagers from different schools who are making a positive impact by hosting fundraising events and participating in volunteering opportunities that families can support and enjoy together.
Jr. Variety has been created to draw teens and young adults into philanthropic work; helping children who are disabled, abused, physically challenged, and/or underprivileged. Jr. Variety raises awareness among teenagers about the importance of giving back to their local communities and making a difference in the lives of children less fortunate.
Agoura High senior creates way for teens to give back
It was probably Scott Forman who informed his son’s desire to help others.
The Warner Bros. executive is active in Variety-The Children’s Charity, an entertainment industry group that raises funds to help disadvantaged and disabled children live better lives. Variety sponsors a Boys & Girls Club in Boyle Heights near Los Angeles and Forman has been bringing his children there since they were very young.
In partnership with Jr. Variety, United Harmony’s Camp Harmony program provided a winter camp experience over President’s day weekend for homeless and underprivileged 12 to 14 year old children who were previously ineligible to attend this camp. Established in 1989, Camp Harmony was created to give impoverished children, ages 7 to 11, a valuable and memorable camping experience. Thanks to Jr. Variety’s generous financial support, the 2011 Camp Harmony winter weekend also included middle school aged children for the very first time.