While some kids are spending their summer break in front of video games or in the backyard pool, a group of young men in Kansas City, Missouri are working to help homeless vets. As part of the Urban Ranger Corps, teenage boys in the community are volunteering to put food packages together and paint plant boxes for the vets.
The Urban Ranger Corps works with young men to “keep them on the right path,” according to Team Leader Travis Page. In addition to their work with the Veterans Community Project, the young men visit job sites, take college tours and volunteer.
“Even if it's a little thing like painting, I want to make as much of a difference as I possibly can,” 15-year-old TreVeon Gilyard says. “It makes a difference in a lot of people's lives and that's what I've been taught to do, make a difference.”