While many took Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to rest at home and recharge for the week ahead, teens and staff from the Teen Pride Inc. Teen Center volunteered their time and energy to help Morristown resident Ronald Kimbrough clean his property of excess building materials and debris.
According to Teen Center Director Dan Levitt, the activity was done to honor the spirit of service inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“This service project allows local teens do something positive and make change possible for those who need it. We hope the kids that volunteer with us will learn how important it is to help others less fortunate and to make their community a better place for everyone," Levitt said.
According to Levitt, the teens that volunteered said that helping others made them feel good and that the project is what a day of service is about. When they finished the work for the day, one of the teens thanked Kimbrough for allowing them to help.
"When asked why he thanked the home owner he said 'it was fun to help and I know he appreciates our work here. I am proud of the job we did. I feel pretty good about what we did here today,'" Levitt said.
Teen Center Mission: The Teen Center engages teens in programs designed to inspire them to dream and set meaningful goals and helps them develop and practice healthy interpersonal and career skills. It enables teens to consider possible life directions they may not otherwise be exposed to, and supports their exploration.
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