Teens Give Back to the Community; Get to Meet Star From The Walking Dead


When you think of teenagers, helping out may not be the first thing on your mind but hundreds of Texoma teens hit the streets Saturday to change that perception while making a difference in their community.

Some painted fences, some picked up trash and some did yard work, but all the teens helping others in Texoma Saturday were happy to find a way to give back to their community.

“The church helps us and they teach us about god so I think it's a way to repay them,” says 14 year old Austin Masterson.

“I think it's a great way for teens to give back to the community because we don't necessarily have the best reputation as teenagers so I think if we go out there and make a difference in our community that people will really see that we care,” says President of Mu Alpha Theta Emily Burlisson.

And on the other side of town at Horizon Bay, one Girl Scout troop put smiles on residents faces by delivering flower arrangements they helped to make.

“When we give them to the people who are ill and stuff that don't get out that much they are really happy because we give them happiness,” says Girl Scout Harley.

These teens say they hope by making a difference now they will inspire others to join in the fun.

“Everyone should be involved in their community in some way or another, it's just always nice to lend out a helping hand,” says Parker Short with Mu Alpha Theta.

“We're just all getting out here and doing it together, I really like that we are doing together as a group,” says Burlisson.

And after the hard work wrapped up the teens learned that you get back what you put in when they were rewarded with a pizza lunch and got to meet Walking Dead Star IronE Singleton.

T-Dog, as he's known on the Emmy Award winning AMC show, spoke to the teen volunteers about self confidence.

Teens make a difference is a yearly event if you want to get involved just visit their website.

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