On January 16, Martin Luther King's Day, CTI YouthBuild Lowell students partnered with the Community Team Work Incorporated, Senior Corp volunteer program for a day of service. These young students made the dream come true to Milly's Place, CTI's family shelter based in Lowell. They gave the family shelter an extreme makeover. One could say, generations came together as YouthBuilders, Senior volunteers, and even shelter residents.
This mission included an array of tasks from the installation of shelves to curtain hanging, door installation, and the repair of windows. Our young people put their talent to work by designing and implementing a wall mural for the children's play room as well as general organization of the room. By the end of the day all volunteers were treated to pizza and were provided with Martin Luther King Day t-shirts to commemorate the day and to signify the importance of giving back to those in need.
"I always thought of community service as something you were forced to do, that's not the case, when you really get into it, it actually means so much more. Its about helping those who need a hand and doing something for our neighborhood and community that has a lasting impact and makes a difference. I hope the community see's what YouthBuild students and want to get involved and pay it forward too. We really can start a movement." Legmy R. YouthBuild Lowell student