Students enrolled at the Boxelder Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center are using their painting skills to give back.
Job Corps students are sanding, priming and painting houses all over the Black Hills. The students have been working with "neighbor works" to help paint homes for single parents, seniors, persons with disabilities and other home owners with limited capacity.
The Job Corps is an alternative education program serving youth ages 16–24 from all over the world, providing students with an opportunity to earn their GED or high school diploma. Partnering with neighbor works has given students a chance to put their skills to the test while serving the community
Painting instructor Tim Rafferty said,"It's a great feeling to give back to the community. Just to talk to the home owner here and see how grateful he is about having people helping him out."
Job Corps will continue to paint 10-15 houses in the Black Hills, Deadwood, Lead, Central City and Rapid City throughout the rest of the summer.