TULSA, Oklahoma -- 295 students from across the nation will be in Catoosa and Tulsa next week working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to putting new roofs on homes.
The World Changers students are among more than 23,000 students who have paid money out of their own pockets this summer to help improve living conditions of people across the United States and Canada.
On average, participating students pay $250 to take part in the week.
World Changers projects will take place in more than 85 cities from Alaska to Florida and New York to California.
According to a news release, World Changers assists cities across North America to alleviate substandard housing.
Following a six-session "how-to" study that participants complete prior to coming, the 295 students will arrive in Catoosa and Tulsa. Students will begin working on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
The students will be staying at Catoosa Public Schools buildings for the week.
World Changers is part of the Southern Baptist Convention.