Keep Lee County Beautiful Global Youth Service Day

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Keep Lee County Beautiful Global Youth Service Day
[Fort Myers, FL] (April 13, 2019) On Saturday, April 13th nearly 100 Youth Volunteers participated in Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) hosted by Keep Lee County Beautiful at Lovers Key State Park. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 100 countries, with young people working together–and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors– to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities. Speaking about Global Youth Service Day, humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall commented, “I have often said that every individual counts, every individual has a role to play, and every individual makes a difference. Global Youth Service Day proves it.”

The Youth Volunteers worked in small groups on a variety of projects throughout the park. The groups stained a beach gazebo, assembled recycling bins, removed exotic plants, painted a tram bridge walkway, trimmed plant overgrowth on trails, and performed a beach cleanup.

The hard work of the Youth Volunteers was greatly appreciated. All volunteers enjoyed a free lunch to celebrate their accomplishments and many were able to spend the rest of the day enjoying the beautiful weather at Lovers Key State Park.

The entire event was organized by the Keep Lee County Beautiful Youth Advisory Council. The Youth Advisory Council is a leadership development program providing young people with a unique opportunity to be drivers of their own ideas from conceptualization to implementation and reflection. Keep Lee County Beautiful is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 Council. Click here for more information or to apply.

About Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc., established in 1989, is the county’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This local nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
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This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.