Thursday, November 1, 2007
Bed-Stuy's Project Regeneration
Bedford Stuyvesant's Project Regeneration (PR) provides a great service to homeowners and people in the community of Bedford Stuyvesant.
The program teaches participating youth job readiness and financial literacy through a combination of volunteer and paid activities. In particular, youth learn to:
1. Work responsibly - Based on punctuality, attendance, work quality and respect for authority. During after school and weekend hours, PR-G gives stipends to economically disadvantaged high school students to recycle, remove rubbish, leaves and snow from sidewalks, and curbs of members'properties.
2. Manage and track their finances
3. Write a business plan
One of the coolest things about the organization is its snow shoveling program. PR charges homeowners a small fee for young people in the program to clear snow from their properties during the winter. Mrs. Reno and I plan to sign up because we're done shoveling snow!
Click here to read Project Regeneration's Website.