As most teenagers spend their summer break soaking in rays at the beach or lounging around the house, some 246 junior high and high school-age students will be hard at work on a weeklong community service project in Salt Lake City's low-income neighborhoods, July 5-12.

World Changers, an initiative of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention), is bringing a group of some 246 students to several Salt Lake neighborhoods to paint houses, replace roofs and provide hope to residents in need.

The World Changers initiative will operate locally in partnership with the Salt Lake Baptist Association, Salt Lake City and the city of South Salt Lake.

Teenagers serving Salt Lake City will take part in a variety of home improvement and cleanup tasks, including painting, hanging Sheetrock, repairing roofs, pouring cement and planting flowers. The students are staying at Granite Park Middle School for the week.