The first thing I saw was a small, uncovered trailer jammed with lawn mowers, rakes and leaf blowers. The next image was a small garrison of high school students armed in work gloves and yard sacks swarming the back yard of six different housing units.

On April 12, 30-plus members of the Exit Students Ministries from Northland Cathedral put in two and a half hours of yard work at the housing units of Hillcrest Transitional Housing – Platte. From weed pulling to raking to hedge trimming, the youth group gave the homeless organization a deep spring cleaning.

While several thoughts ran through my head, one rose above the rest: seeing society’s youth volunteer makes you feel good about the future — and proud.

Thank you to Jerome Sack and all of the Exit Student members for their willingness and hard work. If you’re interested in getting a youth group involved with a community service project around town, let us help. Contact us at thecallkc@gmail.com or 877-203-5848.