Autumn brings many changes, including the end of the gardening season. Students from the Charleston Job Corps Center supported an effort to clear out Charleston’s community garden to get it ready to close for the season. By clearing weeds, cleaning up debris, and picking the final fruits and vegetables from the garden, students were able to continue their connection to the larger community.
Modeling community-centric behavior is critical to the Job Corps’ mission to help students evolve into civic-minded citizens. Staff and students at the Charleston Job Corps Center continually look for opportunities to be active in the community, whether it is cleaning up a community garden or cleaning up after a flood. Students at the center are not afraid to get their hands dirty in service to the community.