May 16, 2014
The youth in our Kinship Youth Program (KYP) recently designed and led a Saturday clean-up of a portion of the Lake Merritt shoreline, which sometimes collects debris from storm drains and other sources.
Using tools and supplies made available by the Lake Merritt Institute, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Lake Merritt, our youth put in a few hours beautifying the lake as a team. Veteran KYP participant Derek proudly exclaimed:
“It feels good to know we are helping our environment and I liked that many people walking the lake stopped to say thank you!”