Did You Know Sat. was Global National Youth Service Day?

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I didn’t but as I was walking past Tubman Elementary school on 13th Street in Columbia Heights I saw tons of folks working on beautification projects. They were planting gardens, cleaning up and painting murals. It was a great sight to see, that’s for sure. Check out another mural in action after the jump.

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The folks in red were volunteers from Exxon Mobil. But there were also many students participating in the beautification projects. Props to all who participated.

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  • Yup, I participated at Bunker Hill elem school — also helped out at Brookland Elem School for a while before I realized I was at the wrong school. There were a lot of high school kids from College Bound participating. The school principal spoke about how our schools are only as strong as the communities they’re in —

  • Yes, it was the 20th annual GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY, and it took place here in DC and 101 countries around the world. More than 4 million young people, ages 5-25, participated.

    Youth Service America organizes the event in the U.S. and around the world. SERVE-DC in the Mayor’s office organizes local activities in Washington, DC.

    Youth are not “future” leaders or the “hope of tomorrow”; they are very much the hope of today. We cannot afford for them to grow up before they start changing the world.

    Thanks for sharing this photograph!

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