YouthBuild North Shore recently took part in AmeriCorps held on the campus of Roxbury Community College. This energizing event brings AmeriCorps members from across Massachusetts together for a special day.
YouthBuild North Shore student Scott Dyer introduced the program to the assembly filled with Massachusetts AmeriCorps Programs. After the morning session YB North Shore students participated in the following project:
Don't Dump Down the Drain (Outdoor Service Project)
Members helped to protect Boston Harbor by raising awareness about storm drain pollution! After a brief orientation about Boston's waste water and storm drain systems, they used a detailed city-wide map to navigate our way to storm drains that need protection, and affix "Don't dump, drains to Boston Harbor" decals to the drains. They also marked on the map which drains had decals/ plaques and which ones didn't. They also cleaned drained that were clogged by Debris. Our students participated in both the presentation and walking around the community to check the storm drains.