Clean-up Squad Concept Identifies Needs and Helps to Organize Kingston Youth. It’s Really That Simple.

By Rebecca Martin

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Here is a fine and welcomed example of it.

I am so impressed with the recent effort made by Ward 9 Alderman Hayes Clement and Ward 4 Alderwoman Shirley Whitlock. With the support and guidance of Kingston Cares (A program of Family of Woodstock)  up to 25  youth have been organized to perform public service work while in return, having a hand in making their neighborhood more beautiful, making a positive impact in the community overall  and earning a most valuable $50 gift card for back to school supplies.

It’s that simple. Correctly identifying what is needed coupled with little bit of common sense and organization goes a very long way in the short and long term.

Below are photos taken from Kingston Care’s website – and the PRESS RELEASE  announcing the effort.

The Clean-up Squad works on Van Buren Park.
Graffiti and grit no more.

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1 thought on “Clean-up Squad Concept Identifies Needs and Helps to Organize Kingston Youth. It’s Really That Simple.

  1. This is wonderful… nothing says “friendly… come and visit” like a freshly cleaned streetscape. Actually, that’s second place behind seeing good people, good kids of the city taking care of the place, being out there… yeah, that’s #1.

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