Long Beach Job Corps students made a difference in many ways by helping local families, children, and making the west side of Long Beach a brighter and greener place. The students were involved in several activities for Make a Difference Day.
Facilities Maintenance, Painting, and Glazing students, along with their instructors, participated in Habitat for Humanity builds in Long Beach and Norwalk. The students painted, put up siding, and even removed an old driveway. In addition to using their newly-acquired skills, they used green building practices such as utilizing recyclable building materials, paints with low volatile organic compounds, and environmentally-friendly green siding.
Students from Business Technology and Health Occupations spent time at the Head Start/Early Head Start Center reading stories to the children, playing games, doing crafts, and health occupations students even checked the childrens’ heartrates.
Even more students volunteered in cooperation with the area’s oldest neighborhood association by untangling and testing thousands of LED holiday lights that will soon be used to make the West side of Long Beach festive and brighter.
Culinary students participated by learning about more about environmental sustainability and planted various vegetables and herbs on center.