Youth Come Together to Serve Their Community

By Felicia Williams, LST Program Director, WestCare Wisconsin 

Each year, WestCare Wisconsin has the privilege of serving as a host site for Employ Milwaukee’s Earn & Learn Summer Youth Employment Program.

This year, we tried something different when the youth arrived at the beginning of their eight-week program – task them with presenting their own community clothing giveaway! They would be allowed two days to work on the project leading up to the date that they designated to hold it.

Prior to the giveaway, they worked together to design their own flyer, sort and take an inventory of donated clothing, execute their plan and run the event!

When asked what they learned, their responses ranged from the importance of organizing to working with others that are less fortunate and improvising if original plans don’t work. They learned several key lessons from the project and did an amazing job in completing this task! Way to go, team!

By WestCare

We're a family of nonprofit organizations providing a wide spectrum of health and human services across the United States, 3 U.S. territories, and 2 Republics.

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