32,000 Dollars Raised for Cataract Surgeries in South America

Hwarang Youth Foundation (Founder Howard Park, President Sarah Park, Student Leader Julian Kim) has hosted its 9th Annual Vision Concert this past 22nd at Los Angeles Berendo Street Baptist Church.

The Vision Concert was held to raise money for cataract surgeries in several countries of South America.

"Sound of Hwarang," Hwarang's traditional Korean drum team had a joint performance with an AI robotics drum team opening the show with great excitement.

Additionally, a junior jazz dance team and PENIKE, a hip hop musician group roused the crowd.

Solists followed, playing the violin and clarinet. A six-membered dance team by the name of Rebound gave a heated performance.

With over 70 performers who have graciously donated their time and talent, audiences of many ages enjoyed the show.

Julian Kim, a student leader and current Hwarang Summit President, stated, "In order to become community leaders, our Hwarang members exhibit the "Five Loves." I hope we continue to show our Love of Neighbor especially, to become proud Korean leaders."

As 18 different chapters of Hwarang came together with one purpose, they have successfully raised 32,000 dollars. These funds will be used for the upcoming medical missions to South America in June, along with supplies needed to teach coding.

The Northern California Silicon Valley District will be hosting their own Vision Fesitval on March 7th to help raise funds for the medical misson trip. Korean chapters are also fundraising to donate to Nepal, Philippines, and Cambodia to help underprivileged students.