Welcome to the Healers Chapter!
This chapter was founded in 2014 and is based in the northern region of Los Angeles County, including La Crescenta, La Cañada, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and Arcadia.
Our branch, ‘Healer Chapter’ of the Hwarang Youth Organization, is based on the spirit of the Hwarang and participates in many activities to understand, embrace, and help overcome the challenges of families and neighbors together in love. Currently, 16 members of our branch regularly clean parks and collect recyclables. Additionally, we hold Korean cultural events and activities to make Korea known to the world. We also participate in other events to help Guatemalan neighbors with open eye surgery and to give back to the community.
Like the name of our Healer Chapter, each middle school and high school student becomes a ‘Healer’ to build understanding and teamwork with one another. Graduates in college continue to mentor current chapter members wholeheartedly and build trust and lasting relationships. From small service activities to large organized volunteer opportunities, our Healer friends learn and awaken leadership skills which were once dormant, grow to be responsible, and seek to mature more and more as a person. This is the goal of our Healers and the vision of our Healer Chapter.
Healers Chapter 방문해 주신 것을 환영합니다.
Healers Chapter는 2014년에 설립되었으며, La Crescenta, La Canada, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Arcadia를 포함하는 로스앤젤레스 카운티의 북부지역을 기반으로 하고 있습니다.
화랑 청소년 단체에서 ‘치유자’의 이름으로 활동하는 우리 지부는 화랑정신을 기반으로 나와 가족 그리고 이웃들의 어려움을 이해하며 사랑으로 감싸고 협력하여 함께 하는 공동체를 만들기 위해 많은 활동들을 하고 있습니다. 현재 16명의 회원들이 우리 지부 안에서는 정기적으로 공원 청소, 재활용 분리수거를 하고 있으며, 세계 속의 한국인을 알리기 위해서 한국 문화 행사와 과테말라 이웃들의 개안수술에 도움이 되는 활동 등에 자신들의 재능기부를 하며 참여하고 있습니다.
중학생부터 고등학생으로 구성된 Healers 챕터는 챕터 이름처럼 각자가 치유자같이 서로를 이해하며 협력하고 있으며, 그 예로 이미 졸업하여 대학생이 된 선배들도 챕터에 대한 애정을 가지고 계속 후배 구성원들과 친목을 유지하며 신뢰를 쌓아가고 있습니다. 작은 봉사활동부터 여러 사회단체들의 봉사 참여와 교육을 통해 잠재적인 리더십도 일깨우고 책임감도 배우면서 나를 더욱 성장할 수 있도록 하는 것이 우리 Healers 친구들의 목표이고 우리 Healers Chapter의 꿈입니다
- Rosemont Middle School
- Crescenta Valley High School
I am Jun Ki Lee, President of the Healers Branch. I have been volunteering at Hwarang Youth Foundation since last year. When I joined Hwarang, I just participated with a simple purpose to build my volunteer time, but I found out the meaning of volunteer work after continuing to participate for a year. When I first participated at our chapter’s steady activities such as park cleaning, recycling and fundraising activities, I was clumsy and very embarrassed because of the attention from passing people or hikers. However, some neighbors who saw us helping with cleaning the park and garbage collection gave a bright smile and a warm gratitude to us. We also explained to our first-timers about fundraising while they listened to our stories. When we listened and received help from them, we learned from experience that our little powers can come together and make big changes. Our small hearts gathered to open the hearts of our close neighbors, make them warmer, and created an opportunity for eye surgery that would allow Guatemalan children overseas to regain sight. My precious experiences had changed the world little by little continuously.This year, as president of the Healers Chapter, I want to create a more valuable and varied experience with our members. I believe we can have a good time to grow together by serving as a community, feeling the joy of it, growing within each other, and laughing. Volunteering transforms me and the community around us peacefully. It’s a fun, meaningful, and very valuable experience that can grow. Our Healers members want to invite you to this same jubilance we receive from volunteering and are always welcome to anyone!
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