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Handyman workshops encourage neighborhood pride

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Handyman Repair Training Workshop hopes to encourage trainees to provide home repairs to residents in District 1. Handyman Repair Training Workshop hopes to encourage trainees to provide home repairs to residents in District 1.
The workshop took place at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club. The workshop took place at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club.
Councilwoman Attica Scott District 1. Councilwoman Attica Scott District 1.
Home Depot provided training and handyman tool kits for approximately 30 youth ages 16-24. Home Depot provided training and handyman tool kits for approximately 30 youth ages 16-24.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Handyman Repair Training Workshop hopes to encourage trainees to provide home repairs to residents in District 1.

Councilwoman Attica Scott, Stewart Kerr of Fort Louisville, developer for a youth special needs camp and the Parkland Boys and Girls club partnered up for a Handyman Repair Training Workshop Saturday March 15 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop took place at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club at 3200 Greenwood Avenue.

"We continue to focus much attention on building and revitalizing out 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," said Scott.

Home Depot provided training and handyman tool kits for approximately 30 youth ages 16-24.

The new program hoped to allow trainees to provide home repairs with things such as patching holes, painting, hanging pictures, caulking cracks around doors and windows.

"It's extremely important when we think about the achievement levels of our young people and them being ready for work and for leadership, they need to have these basic skills to be able to take care of their own homes but also there are a lot of elders in our neighborhoods who aren't able to take care of their homes like they use to and to have young people go out and fix up their houses, that builds relationships, that unifies communities," said Scott.

There will be a second Handyman Workshop March 22 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club at 3200 Greenwood Avenue.

Later in the spring the program will offer a special event for children 5-12 years old to teach them how to build bird feeders.

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