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A group of youth with visual impairments helped prepare and serve meals to people in need at the Poverello House in Fresno Sunday. (KFSN)

A group of youth with visual impairments helped prepare and serve meals to people in need at the Poverello House in Fresno Sunday.

The group participated in an empowerment and skills development program through Valley Center for the Blind.

It is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for people experiencing vision loss in the Central Valley.

Ken Warkengtin from Valley Center for Blind said, "People think that if you're blind and visually impaired you're the one who needs to be served and what we want to show the community that blindness isn't constricting, it doesn't require you to stay at home, you can go and actually give back to the community, so we're allowing the community to interact with the kids that are blind and were allowing the blind kids to actually do something bigger than who they are."

The youth empowerment program -- called SCORE stands for Students Conquering Obstacles for the Realization of Employment.

The volunteer opportunity at the Poverello House Sunday was part of the program's monthly workshop series.

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