On December 6, Kelly Hu and Josefa Salinas took The Peace Fund’s Interactive Storytelling Program to the children of Challengers Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. Actress Kelly Hu is known for her work in X-Men 2, The Scorpion King, Arrow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Warehouse 13. She thrilled the children with her reading of “Toy Story”. Josefa Salinas is an author, entrepreneur, journalist, philanthropist and radio personality who brought the book “Peter Pan” to life for a group of boys and girls.
Founded in 1968, Challengers Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the children of the community of South Los Angeles a wide variety of innovative programs designed to inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential – physically, socially and academically – and make positive life choices.
Their mission is to promote the optimal social development for at-risk youth ages 6 to 17. They accomplish this by providing constructive and positive alternatives to alienation and juvenile delinquency through comprehensive programs focusing on: health and physical education; personal and educational development; parent involvement; cultural enrichment; and various social and recreational activities -- all designed to motivate, educate and elevate the children and teens of South Los Angeles to become productive, caring, responsible members of society.