From April 20-22, City Year San Antonio served as lead agency for Global Youth Service Day, coordinating many non-profits and their projects to mobilize youth throughout the city.
On Saturday April 21, CYSA had our own service project at St. PJ’s Children’s Home, which, as their mission describes, “serves the needs of children and families by providing a safe, nurturing community to heal body, mind and spirit, shape successful adults, and break the cycle of abuse and neglect.“
Renovation projects at the children’s home included weeding, planting, and beautifying an overgrown garden; clearing, cleaning, and building a seating area at a nature trail; and repainting the dorm-style rooms where the children live. CYSA also held a fair for children during the day with a bounce house, face painting, Fiesta activities, and many other games and activities.
It was a powerful weekend of service for the community. The City Year San Antonio corps performed with positive, energetic and idealistic enthusiasm.
See photos from the event below: