Highland Park School Kids Take Action--Local Kids Work To Make Their School Beautiful

Apr 16, 2012, 11:40 ET from Development Centers Inc

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highland Park kids are taking action!  With the help of students and staff at Highland Park's Barber Focus School, community organizers have planned a massive clean-up effort that will include trash pick-up, painting, weeding, and the planting of flowers and trees around the school and neighboring Edith Perchman Park.  The event, called The P.A.R.K. Project (Planning and Restoration by Kids) will take place on Friday April 20th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is part of a service learning beautification project for the eighth graders at the school.  This group of dedicated youth and community volunteers is not going to let the recent negative publicity within the City and School District stop them from showing their commitment to their school and neighborhood.  April 20 is Global Youth Service Day.

The event has been organized by community agencies, including Development Centers in Detroit and Revival Tabernacle Church in Highland Park.  Both of these agencies are committed to supporting local youth and families as they struggle during difficult times. 

The day will culminate with a group picture in front of the school with the students, staff, and other volunteers taking part in the project.  The public is welcome and encouraged to come out to support the community and children of Highland Park.

Development Centers Inc (DCI) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting their behavioral health, human and vocational needs through a continuum of comprehensive prevention, intervention, treatment and training services.

Established in 1983, DCI has served thousands of Detroiters and residents of neighboring Wayne County through its extensive offering of innovative programs and expertise in working with developmentally disabled persons.

SOURCE Development Centers Inc