LA Red Shield
My name is Marlene Martinez, and I am a Junior at LAUSD USC Media Arts and Engineering High School. I've been going to the Red Shield Community Center since I was in 2nd grade. As a little girl, I saw it as a place to go have fun. It was the place that helped me lose some of my shyness through dance and theater. Now that I can't go to the Center as a kid, so I go as a volunteer. I help the kids out with their homework, read to them, play board games with them, and encourage them to go play sports. Everything that I got from the Center, I'm giving it back to the kids that go there now.