Palos Verdes(PV) is one of the oldest among all chapters, which located in about 30 miles south of LA downtown. Since 2007, when Hwarang Youth Foundation was founded, PV has been working with them to establish the identity of Korean American and to serve for the community.
We are as active as the chapter’s history. One representative activity is mentoring system. At Soleado elementary school, members teach ELD class students to improve their English skill and to help them with being part of community. Throughout this volunteering, members share knowledge they have rather than keeping themselves, practicing their leadership. Also, we participate in environmental protection activity, PVPLC, to not only preserve our nature but also learn the importance of it. In this way, we are informing the community about Hwarang and furthering member’s leadership.
PV will continue to grow as a leader of Korean American who can share our passion and talents with the local community through many activities, and will always do our best to improve together.
모든 챕터들 중 가장 오랜 역사를 자랑하는 Palos Verdes지부는 LA 도심에서 남쪽으로 30마일 정도 떨어진곳에 위치하고있으며, 화랑청소년 재단이 창단된 2007년 이래로 함께 재미교포의 정체성을 확립하고 지역사회를 위해 봉사하고있습니다. 이 지부는 역사만큼이나 다양한 활동을 자랑합니다. 대표적인 활동은 멘토링활동입니다. 우리는 매주 Soleado 초등학교에서 영어가 주된 언어가 아닌 학생들을 가르칩니다. 1년간, 멤버들은 지식을 배우는것만이 아닌 그것을 다른 사람들에게 나누고, 영어가 익숙하지 않은 초등학생들이 지역사회에 잘 적을 할 수 있도록 도와주고 있습니다. 또한, 지역사회의 환경보존 활동에 참여해 우리 주변에 있는 자연의 소중함을 배우고, 이를 보호하기위해 노력하고있습니다. 우리는 화랑과 이런 활동을 통하여 지역사회에 화랑을 알리고 나아가 회원들이 리더쉽을 더욱 발전시키고 있습니다. 앞으로도 PV지부는 화랑재단과 함께 활동하며 다른사람을 위해 봉사하는 자세를 기르고, 우리가 가진 열정과 재능을 지역사회에 아낌없이 나누는 리더로서 성장할 것입니다.
Hello my name is Justin Baek and I will be the chapter president for Palos Verdes. I am an upcoming junior at Palos Verdes Peninsula Highschool. I have been a member of hwarang since 5th grade and have seen it grow in many various ways. Hwarang has brought in many opportunities to get to know other people and spread positivity. The biggest impact that I got from Hwarang was park clean up. Being able to do things that bring happiness to others was always enjoyable. Waking up at 7 for park clean up on a Saturday morning wasn’t always delightful, but having people walk by, greeting and thanking us for our hard work made it worth it. This year, I hope that I will be able to spread the word of Hwarang and grow our chapter and the foundation itself. I want to recruit many members into this organization and show them the meaningful things we do. I hope that I get to guide my current and new members to a successful year.