U.S. teens join in Brandon for community art project

BRANDON — For seven weeks, teenagers will help give a facelift to the grounds around Brandon’s Compass Music and Arts Center, develop a children’s room, and design and execute a mural. As part of a mission trip, these teenagers come from all over the country to the Rutland area where they serve community sites like Compass in various ways.
Each summer, YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. This is more than a simple service project to these students. It changes perspectives, shapes passions and alters pursuits. These experiences show students how to use their lives to love and value others better.
“I am so excited to work with all of the organization’s young people and to have the chance to help community organizations like Compass,” says Ohio-based Michael Kieffer, one of the college-aged staff leaders coordinating with Compass.
From June 16 through July 31, Compass will welcome 12 teenagers each week who will help to plant gardens, paint a mural, design a reading and playroom for children, and more. To make this happen, the students will need equipment and supplies to work with. YouthWorks and Compass are looking for anyone who can donate gardening and lawn tools, painting supplies, benches, plants, birdhouses or anything else that may be useful. 
To make a donation, contact Edna Sutton at 802-247-4295.

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