Genesis Yardworks started five years ago as a silent auction prize (kids come and cut your lawn 2x’s) for a PLEA fundraiser. The youth workers quickly saw the potential benefits for our youth and jumped at the chance to create employment opportunities for Genesis students. Furthermore we provide opportunities for students to gain Landscaping Safety Standard Training Certificates.
What do the students get out of it?
- Money that they learn to budget and use wisely
- Resume experience
- An understandable employer. They can be fired, rehired but regardless, they have the chance to learn with adults that are very understanding.
- Pride, there is NOTHING more important than the pride one can get from earning money legitimately.