June 7 2021 08:50 AM

The Crew Lawn Care program will teach youth participants job-based skills.

Photo courtesy of The Crew Youth Center

The Community Foundation of Noble County in Indiana recently awarded a grant of $8,250 to The Crew Youth Center Inc., Kendallville, Indiana, to assist with the Crew Lawn Care project, according to an article on kpcnews.com.

The Crew provides hands-on experiences for students to learn life skills and apply what they’ve learned in their community. The center recently announced The Crew Lawn Care program that will serve community members and also teach job-based skills that youth will be able to apply to a future career.

The new program will teach youth participants how to run a business, safely operate lawn care equipment and engage into community service. Each youth will participate in a five-day training that teaches them an overview of all lawn equipment, hands-on practice with the equipment, customer service, responsibilities and how to manage a business.

There are several levels to this program, designed to teach youth a different lawn care skill at each level. The program will focus on serving youth, senior citizens, single mothers, veterans and individuals with special needs or who are handicapped.