On Saturday, youth from across Tulsa set out to make a difference. They pitched in to help a community center gain some curb appeal. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports organizers say it's more than a makeover; it's about building bridges.
They came ready to work.
â€œIt's the youth from All Souls Unitarian Church, as well as some kids and representatives from the Hutchinson YMCA, The Tulsa Urban League, and Newer Dimensions,â€ said All Souls Unitarian Church youth director Kate Starr.
They're building a community garden for the Springdale Community Center in north Tulsa. Volunteers hope their handy work will spruce up the center and build better relationships.
â€œIt's a four day project we're calling Repair Relations, and we've been working studying race relations, watching films, and met a panel of survivors from the 1921 race riot,â€ Starr said.
By remembering the past, they hope to pave the way for a brighter future.
â€œThis is a new generation, a really positive generation that's moving forward,â€ said Starr. â€œWe recognize that Tulsa still has some race issues and some segregation issues, and we want to do what we can to move things in a positive direction.
And they're starting here.
Twenty kids and 15 adults participated Saturday. After a long days work, they celebrated with a party for the north side community.
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