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Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation Gives Shout-Out To Cleveland Youth Landscaping

The Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation wrote an in-depth blog post spotlighting Cleveland Youth Landscaping and our work on the West Side. Here’s an excerpt from their article:

The three students from John Marshall have teamed up to work alongside the 31 students in the Glenville neighborhood and are paid $9 an hour for about 8 hours per week, and they also get teambuilding training and help with communication skills, as well as hear from guest speakers about entrepreneurship and potential career paths. They work in teams of about seven. The service is provided free to Glenville senior citizens and next year will be available to West Park seniors.

The John Marshall pilot program is supported by the Cleveland Foundation and will provide lawnmowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers, rakes and gloves for the program.
Monisa Mason, the community and business coordinator at JMH School of Civic and Business Leadership, is overseeing the pilot program and says she is excited to see John Marshall Civic and Business students eventually spearhead the Cleveland Youth Landscaping program here on the west side.

“This will be a great opportunity for them to get hands on work experience, while learning many skills such as leadership development, how to work effectively and efficiently as a team and what it means to have a great work ethic,” Mason said. “This also will afford them the opportunity to better connect with the local community, which is very important as we aim to teach our students about the importance of community awareness and engagement.”

 

The full article can be found here.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Recognize Cleveland Youth Landscaping In DIFF Maker Program

The Cleveland Cavaliers saluted our Cleveland Youth Landscaping as part of a formal recognition program called DIFF Makers. Founder Alex Robertson accepted the award during a Cavaliers playoff game, including a charitable donation made to Cleveland Youth Landscaping on behalf of the Cavaliers organization.

Here’s the official announcement:

DIFF Maker: Alex Robertson
Alex Robertson is the co-founder of Cleveland Youth Landscape, an organization helping teens in the Glenville area job train and understand the importance of volunteering in their community by providing free landscaping services for their neighbors in need. CYL also promotes entrepreneurship and financial literacy amongst local youth.

More than 50 teenagers have developed critical life skills by participating in the program, through working to assist others and helping keep Glenville and nearby neighborhoods clean and safe. The teens also take part in a speaker series as well, to hear from successful professionals in the area.

For his dedication to the youth of Cleveland and our community, we are proud to recognize Alex Robertson as a Cavaliers DIFF Maker!

 

Congratulations to Alex and everyone who’s hard work has paid off at Cleveland Youth Landscaping!

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