This Program IS LOVE IN ACTION. It was started by Andre Lee Ellis. It is a summer program that pays boys $20 for 4 hours of labor cleaning up their neighborhood. It is not government supported. For the founder, the immediate community and the participants it is about more than the money. I got this off their FB Page:
PLEASE NOTE. We Got This is COMMUNITY-FUNDED and driven and does not, nor seeks to be funded by any city, state, federal governmental, charity or foundation. WHY? – because WE GOT THIS!!!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! And i am beyond happy for the success they are having.
“We Got This” is a program based out of Milwaukee, WI. Started on 9th and Ring, this program began with a crew of young boys cleaning up their neighborhood and learning about gardening. The program grew each Saturday as boys came out to assist in duties and were each subsequently paid 20 dollars for their efforts. The program has continued to grow and each week during the summer young boys continue to make their way to 9th and Ring for cleanup and gardening. Upon arrival, the boys are met by positive role models from the community to assist with their efforts. “We Got This” is making efforts to put the “neighbor” back in the “hood” recreating neighborhoods.
They also put on an event, 500 Black Tuxedos. You can read about it on their Website.
A great clip to show what this program is about. Please watch.We Got This
I am happy to have found this program (a random google search as I was wondering the proper way to end this series) and plan to help fund this program (I hope you do too) and I think it is a great note to end on because…
WE GOT THIS