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Councilwoman Scott partners to help teach young people how to be handy neighbors

Wednesday March 12, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – As the Parkland Community continues to show new life in District 1, Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1), Stewart Kerr of Fort Louisville, developer for a youth special needs camp and the Parkland Boys & Girls Club are partnering for two special workshops designed to teach young people how to be handy neighbors.

“We continue to focus much attention on building and revitalizing our communities and these workshops for young people are a great opportunity to show youth how easy it is to maintain and take pride in your neighborhood,” says Scott.

Home Depot is an active member of this partnership and will provide a Handyman Repair Training Workshop on Saturday March 15 and March 22 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Associates from Home Depot will provide training and handyman tool kits to approximately 30 youth, ages 16-24.

The workshops will be held at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club at 3200 Greenwood Avenue.

This new program hopes to encourage the home repairs trade and potentially allow the trainees to provide home repairs to residents in District 1 with things such as patching holes, painting, hanging pictures , caulking cracks around doors and windows to name a few.

Later in the Spring, the program will offer a special event for children 5-12 years old to teach them how to build birdfeeders.

“One of our goals is to instill a sense of accomplishment in helping maintain the place where you live and at the same time be able to help a neighbor or someone, particularly an elder, who is not able to fix simple things around the house,” says Scott.

For more information about the Handyman Repair Training Workshop, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.

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