Big Hearts: Wylie junior high students help domestic violence victims

Big Hearts: Wylie Junior High...

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - There are more than 100,000 students involved in the Destination Imagination non-profit organization. One DI team is made up of middle school students from Wylie Junior High School. 
They may only be in middle school, but these young girls at Wylie have an important task at hand.
"We've all gotten closer and we've all gotten more stressful with each other because we've been working a lot.," says Adalee Bradford, a 7th grader.
They're working together ro raise awareness about domestic violence. 
Bradford adds, "We are working on our set for our story that we have to present at competition."
Jessica Griffith, a volunteer says, "They are given five challenges. Scientific, technology, fine arts, project outreach, and a structural challenge."
These girls chose outreach and quickly reached out to the Noah Project, a domestic violence shelter in Abilene. 
Bradford says, "We really were inspired by what they did for the people who suffered from domestic violence."
They are preparing for a performance that will be part of a state-wide competition. But, that's not all. These girls have also planned and organized a 5k to support the Noah Project. 
"I've been really proud of them. They've worked really hard. They've really researched the people to call," says Angel Buck, a volunteer.
"Our goal is to get a lot of people to come out to our race, to our 5k," Bradford says. 
Noah's run is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd at Abilene's Red Bud Park. It costs $25 for adults 12 and up. It's $15 for children between 6 and 11. Children five and under can run for free. All proceeds will go to the Noah Project. 

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