Gary youth can sign on for service project

2013-08-03T00:00:00Z Gary youth can sign on for service projectBy Times Staff
August 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GARY | The Gary Youth Service Bureau hopes to mobilize 100 youth to take the first step Wednesday toward  Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's goal of removing all of the city’s graffiti.

Recently, Freeman-Wilson met with the Gary Youth Leadership Council and challenged them to develop a strategy for the removal of graffiti as a part of the mayor’s long-term plan to eliminate violence in Gary.

To aid in this effort, Youth Service Bureau Director Ken Patrick Barry is seeking 100 youth to remove and paint over graffiti Wednesday in the first targeted area along Broadway from Sixth Ave. to 21st. Ave.

Students who participate will receive a T-shirt and a certificate of participation, and receive service learning hours to fulfill school requirements.

This activity will be the official kick-off of the Gary Youth Services Bureau’s TEAM S.T.E.E.L. (Service, Training, Engagement and Experiential Learning), open to young people middle school to college age.

TEAM S.T.E.E.L. will meet monthly to participate in training and experience-based service learning activities.

To register, visit the Gary Youth Services Bureau at 839 Broadway, Suite S202 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information call (219) 881-5270 or email

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