City Teens Embark On "Summer Of Service"
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New York teens are coming together for another Summer of Service in the Bronx.
For five weeks, teens from around the city are volunteering to clear up public space and transform it into parks and gardens.
Officials say the program opens doors for young people to become more active in their community.
"Where young people can really take back their communities. They can identify the issues and the problems in their community, but more importantly identify the solutions," said New York City Youth & Community Development Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav.
"When this opportunity was given to me it was a blessing because I could give something back to my community, which is something a lot of people around here don't do," said youth volunteer Fanta Kaba.
More than 100 people have volunteered at this project since it started last month.