Clean and Green
WOW Outreach engages 50 partners in mowing, cleaning and beautifying properties on the north-side of Flint. These vacant properties have been abandoned by the owners and stripped by looters. Tall grass, weeds, broken windows and piles of trash were eliminated by our team to create a safer and more attractive area. More than 89 properties in the 48505 neighborhoods are mowed and maintained regularly including 60 through the Clean and Green program and 15 abandoned homes that were boarded as part of Land Bank’s boarding project.
Youth are the voice and driving force for identifying and implementing solutions to address safety, health, education, and hope for the future. The aim of the summit is to help area youth devise strategies to overcome challenges and obstacles which may interfere with their overall success. To date, over 500 youth have participated, of which 20 have committed to serve as ambassadors to engage other youth, organize future summits and safety efforts, and play a leadership role in this youth-driven event.