YouthBuilders plan improvements for Peavey Park
The Minneapolis Employment and Training Program, Minneapolis Park & Recreation, and the YouthBuildMN Coalition are sponsoring a two-day youth leadership event that will include a community service project April 19 to improve Peavey Park, a seven-acre park just south of Downtown Minneapolis. The public is invited to stop by the park, 730 22nd St. E. (Franklin Avenue East and Park Avenue South), Thursday, April 19th, 12:30-1 p.m. to see the improvements and meet the youth and staff.
YouthBuild is a national youth and community development program that addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. Through the program, low-income young people, ages 16 to 24, work toward their GED or high school diploma, learn job skills and serve their communities.
YouthBuilders from all over Minnesota will participate in the two-day event. On the first day, April 18th, YouthBuilders will participate in leadership development activities at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, Minnesota.
YouthbuildMN has been recognized for excellence as both a state and national work-based learning model. In 2006 YouthbuildMN served 306 young people and constructed or renovated 66 units of affordable housing across the state.
For more information, contact Pat Behrend at email@example.com or (612) 673-6220.
March 29, 2007
Published Mar. 29, 2007