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A Youth Club Helps Underprivileged Children Around the World
A Youth Club Helps Underprivileged Children Around the World

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Since the start of 2016, CiN's STEM team has been introducing children in primary school in the Canal District to the basics of infectious diseases. In their lessons, these team members have emphasized the importance of hygiene and sanitation, particularly the individual responsibility of simply washing one's hands. They have also discussed historically impactful diseases such as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever and Zika Virus. Recently, team leader Yilan Jiang said:

'Over the past two weeks, our group has mainly talked about Zika Virus, which is a tropical disease. The first thing I asked them was, 'Is there anyone who knows anything about Zika?'. To my surprise, many children has in fact heard of the disease and knew some of the basic details. For example, a young girl named Angel said, 'It is a dangerous virus spread by mosquitoes. And pregnant women are the most affected". And in fact, what Angel said is actually very true. Zika Virus is a vector-borne disease that is  introduced to its host through mosquito bites. The virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947, and has experienced outbreaks in Africa, Southeast Asia, and more. In 2014 the disease spread to Brazil where the largest ever epidemic of Zika has occurred. Zika is currently spreading rapidly through the Western hemisphere, and has stirred up panic throughout the world. There are various symptoms of the disease, including fever, rash, joint pain, and more. And, like Angel said, Zika poses a significant risk for pregnant women. If a mother is affected by Zika at any point during her pregnancy, then the baby has an extremely high chance of being born with an undersized brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We instructed the children at the Canal District on how to best protect themselves from mosquito bites, since there is currently no vaccine or treatment for Zika. Among the advice we provided them, we mentioned that should any of them travel to South America in the near future, they should be sure to prevent exposure to mosquito bites by wearing protective long-sleeved clothing.'
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2016-03-30
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CVNL’s annual Heart of Marin Awards honor outstanding Marin nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. It is the largest event of its kind — where more 800 people come together to show their appreciation for nominees and award-winners. One of the eight nomination categories is Youth Volunteer of the Year. Up to five exceptional youth are recognized and awarded $1,000 each for their work serving a Marin nonprofit, education or faith-based organization. Our club president, Sylan Yuan (Zilan Yuan), was the winner of the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award this year! She was recognized for her work in the Canal Area through our club. She also decided to donate the $1,000 gift from the award to our club. Congratulations, Sylan!
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2016-01-11
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This past Monday 9 members of Children in Need took more than 25 students between grades 4 and 10 to Stanford University. The trip was lots of fun and the group toured the Aero/Astro department and got to view some laboratories including a drone demonstration. Trip members also toured the main quad and enjoyed lunch together. This trip to Stanford was the first in what will hopefully be a continuing project for CiN. We are calling the project What M.A.T.T.E.R.S - Motivation and Advancement Towards The Educational Rights of Students
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2015-10-23
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Starting October, 2015, CiN STEM team worked with 4th and 5th graders in Canal District, San Rafael on tabletop experiments in water filtration and basic distillation. Go Environmental!
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2015-10-18
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On July 12th, 2015, CiN's member, Tyler Leung Leswing, performed some breezy jazz on the piano for the residents of SF Towers. They were absolutely mesmerized by his melodious music, from his variations on “Summer Time” and “Misty”, to his original pieces such as “Stepping Stones” and “China Town Blues”,
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2015-07-12
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Children in Need proudly announces the recipients of the 2015 CiN Outreach Awards: Sylan Yuan, Linda Li, Bonnie Lin, and Yilan Jiang. Each recipient will receive $150 towards their 2015 summer projects. CiN would also like to thank 2014 President, Jacqueline Liang, and her family, for sponsoring this award.
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2015-06-15
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Cherry Yuen played Salut D'Amour by Elgar at CiN Benefit Concert on May 19, 2015 at San Domenico School:
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Cherry Yuen played Fishermen's Harvest by Zili Li at CiN Benefit Concert on May 19, 2015 at San Domenico School:
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Fundraising for bringing children from the Canal Dist to tour Stanford 
Day 4
On May 23rd, 2015, Cherry Chen Er Yuen, Julia Qin, and Linda Bu went back to the Red Hill Shopping Center once again to promote CiN’s efforts in organizing the Stanford Tour for the children in the Canal District. CiN would like to thank the generous support from the local community for Cherry’s music and CiN’s cause.
Day 5
On May 24th, 2015, Cherry visited Palo Alto, near Stanford University, where she performed some lovely classical music on University Avenue. Alongside Cherry was Caitlin Gowdy acting as a promoter for CiN’s cause. Both the music and the cause were received well in Palo Alto.
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2015-05-26
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CiN proudly presents “The Kids’ Wishes - Stanford Tour”:
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