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AZA member Lucas Lendenbaum to appear on the season finale of MTV’s “the buried life”, Monday, Nov. 29th at 10 PM EST

November 23, 2010

Join him for a live, streamed interview after the show!

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Last spring the four young stars of MTV’s documentary “the buried life” spoke at BBYO’s East Coast Kallah Convention. Their message focused on their television series that features their attempts to live out their dreams today and not get buried in the typical paths most people take in life, while at the same time giving back to strangers by helping to make their wishes come true too. BBYO was the first public audience they spoke to about the show since the series aired. Their focus on helping others is a key aspect of their show and resonates with the focus BBYO teens share to become stewards in serving their own communities. Before wrapping up their remarks, they opened up a question to the crowd of 450 asking them, “If you could do one thing before you die, what would it be?”

Lucas Lendenbaum, 16, of Gaithersburg, MD walked on to the stage, took the microphone and with one brief and emotional sentence stated his wish: “My Dad doesn't have a home, and I just want him to have a home.” His AZA brothers and BBG sisters rose to his side to show their support and compassion. Six months later, the four guys from “the buried life” decided to make Lucas’s wish part of their season finale episode.

“We get letters and requests and talk to people constantly and it’s become clear when it really means the world to someone,” said Jonnie Penn, star of “the buried life” on why they chose to help make Lucas’ wish come true. “It took a lot of courage for Lucas to stand up in front of all of his friends and people he doesn’t even know and say this is something he wants to do for his father.”

Share this experience with Lucas! Watch “the buried life” this Monday night at 10 p.m. EST to find out how they helped make his wish come true. Then go to www.bbyo.org/theburiedlife immediately following the show at 11 p.m. where Lucas will be streamed live from his own season finale watch party with teens from Northern Region East. He’ll share with you what the experience was like for him and answer questions from his BBYO friends around the world tuning in to the show and the live broadcast. Send your questions in advance or during the show to theburiedlife@bbyo.org or tweet them to BBYOInsider #TBL. Lucas will try to answer as many questions as possible.

“Sometimes the biggest difference you can make for someone is just showing up for them and it changes what they think is possible, “ said Penn. “If you can believe in them, they can believe in themselves.”

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