Most teenagers spend their summer break soaking in rays at the beach or lounging around the house, but 246 junior high- and high school-age students will work on a weeklong community service project in Salt Lake City's low-income neighborhoods, today through July 12.
"World Changers," an initiative of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention), is bringing the students to several Salt Lake neighborhoods to paint houses, replace roofs and provide hope to residents in need. "World Changers" is done in partnership locally with the Salt Lake Baptist Association, Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake.
Teenagers serving in 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.