LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Area conservation and community revitalization projects are teaching local workers life skills as WisCorps sends-off its summer crews.
The 9 WisCorps crews, made up of more than 50 Wisconsin teens and young adults, will assist in projects throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Friday's send-off at La Crosse's Myrick Park Center included an orientation and ceremony for the workers.
This year's projects include neighborhood and community revitalizations, as well as park and trail construction.
"Take something as powerful as the Corps experience where you take young adults and they can learn job skills and life-changing independent-living skills in an environment where the projects themselves actually benefit the community, benefit our natural environment. That's a win,” said WisCorps Executive Director Matthew Brantner.
WisCorps has sent more than 75 crews across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest since beginning in 2009, with nearly 1,000 teen and young adult workers.
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