On July 26, nearly 500 local teens will help spruce up several Flint neighborhoods as part of the annual Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Volunteer Service Day. And – for the second year in a row – the summer employment program is inviting the business community to join the teens in their beautification efforts.
“Last year, several businesses and organizations assisted in the community clean-ups,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Not only did it allow us to make a greater overall impact, it also gave our students the opportunity to meet and network with local professionals.”
During the service day, employees, members and community partners of the Flint & Genesee Chamber will help collect litter, mow unkept and vacant property and rake/bag grass clippings for compost.
The adults will work alongside teens, ages 14-19, who have graduated the TeenQuest pre-employment program and currently have a summer job through SYI.
Interested in participating? Here’s what you need to know.
To register for Volunteer Service Day, contact Amy Watts by July 21 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-600-4068.
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