BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Volunteers were getting their hands dirty over at Front Yard Bikes. The community service event is just one of many service projects that went on around Baton Rouge in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Kids in the program had been working since 9 a.m. Monday (Jan. 20) morning. Volunteers helped paint the basketball court and build a garden bed.
A few kids even fired up the lawnmower and started cutting grass.
The leader of the community bike shop said the non-profit organization is trying to motivate youth to give back to the community
“They are the next greatest thing happening in our city,” FYB founder, Dustin LaFont, said. “They are our greatest asset, the most valuable resource we have. When they put their hands to it and realize how amazing they are as individuals, it builds a mindset of ‘I can do anything.’”
LaFont says the organization holds service projects throughout the year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.