A group of teenagers in high school have organised an “Avalanches for the School Year” to raise money for schools.
The event was organised by High School Students for Change (HSCTC), who said the event was a way to raise awareness of the issue.
“It’s about bringing attention to the fact that we are the only children on our school system to not have access to a car,” said the group’s founder, James Haskins.
Mr Haskings said the car was used by many of the students who were at the event to “make the trip to school”.
“When they were driving they would have a few friends or family in the car so it would be easier to keep in touch and make the trip,” he said.
“We don’t want them to have to travel to the airport.”
Mr Haysons group, which was established in 2012, has raised $30,000 for a number of schools.
“One of the things that I like to do is to give back to the school and help out with projects,” he added.
The group is hoping to raise $50,000.
A spokesperson for the High School Student for Change said they were hoping the money would be spent on projects like building new swimming pools or installing toilets in the school.
“There are a lot of kids in the community who have a car and it’s hard to keep up with them,” the spokesperson said.