MILWAUKEE – Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Week was a summer service learning project hosted by four YHSC members and led by a Milwaukee AHEC intern. The project consisted of six days of service, a college panel and a field trip. Service days were held across Milwaukee at the following organizations:
- Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center
- Boerner Botanical Gardens
- Cady Child Care
- Villa St. Francis
- Northside YMCA’s KaBOOM! Project
The YHSC members served their community by pulling weeds, watering plants, removing harmful plants, putting on a day of programming for over sixty kids, exercising with senior citizens, and putting together a playground in two days. The project took a combined 41 hours of planning and over 70 hours of service. This project brought over 20 YHSC members from four Milwaukee schools together to give back to their communities. YHSC week was a great accomplishment and exciting partnerships were formed because of it. It was a huge success from every standpoint.
“The best thing about YHSC week was seeing all of our hard work pay off. I had the chance to make something that was 100% original and I made some relationship that will last forever in the process. I will never forget it.” – Chariesse Ellis, YHSC member