ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A number of students from the Turner Job Corps Center got their hands dirty as they participated in a major Albany landscaping project on Friday.
Turner Job Corps partnered with Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful in bringing the YMCA Sports Complex to life.
Nearly 15 students worked on fifty acres mowing the lawn, planting flowers and hedging bushes.
Organizers said this was a way to train their landscaping trade students on how to be an asset to their community.
"The goal is to have all 15 trades to come out within the community and go ahead and do volunteer work and services, to display that Job Corps is a great program, Job Corps works. And to get rid of the stigma that Job Corps is a place where all bad students go," said TJC Business Community Liaison Melvin Drake.
For the next couple of weeks, trade students from Turner Job Corps will be working in other areas with partnering agencies.