Residents of six local neighborhoods can expect their blocks to be more beautiful this week due to the combined efforts and energy of about 300 young people.
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Flint will partner with Summer Youth Initiative for its Volunteer Service Day. Participants in the program, who will cut grass and remove debris around the chosen sites, are students who’ve completed the TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership training program.
Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) helps coordinate summer employment for TeenQuest, which is convened by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, the Charles Stewart Mott, Ruth Mott, and Hagerman Foundations, along with other funders, sponsor SYI and TeenQuest.
Cleanup sites will include Thackery Avenue and Dupont Street, Baltimore Boulevard and Martin Luther King Avenue, Victoria Avenue and Fenton Road, Lincoln Drive and Fenton Road, Concord Street between Kirk and Caldwell Avenues, and the 300 block of Pasadena Avenue near Max Brandon Park.
Following the morning volunteer effort, participants and site leaders will have a lunch celebration at Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Road.
Photo from Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce