Thirty-one college student volunteers from Minnesota spent their spring break doing community service projects in Marietta and helped clean up Franklin Road March 11-12. They spruced up the grounds, sanded away graffiti and helped organize supplies for the Franklin Road Boys and Girls Club.
The students are part of a group from the University of Minnesota that paid $400 each to travel to across the country helping communities. Fifteen busloads of 550 college students volunteered in 9,000 service hours in 77 cities during their spring break.
Four college freshmen founded the group "Students Today Leaders Forever" as a student organization at the University of Minnesota when a late night dorm room conversation turned into a vision to leave an impact on the world.
In three years, the program has expanded in size and scope to include nine college-based chapters on campuses throughout the Midwest. All chapters organized and managed by students.
For more information or to learn about the city's Weed and Seed program on Franklin Road, call 770-794-5640.