On Saturday, May 5, CitySquash’s 6th and 4th grade students traded their racquets for rakes, gloves and soil to clean up parks and flower beds in the Bronx. CitySquash 6th graders teamed up with other local students to restore flower beds on Mosholu Parkway. Our team members joined a group of high school students from BuildOn to weed, mulch, and restore 4 large flower beds that hadn’t been worked on since last Spring. The kids used shovels, rakes, and other tools to beautify the land and had a lot of fun along the way.
CitySquash 4th Graders took a trip to Longwood in the Bronx for their community service project. With the help of MillionTreesNYC’s Stewardship Corp, they learned about tree care, air quality, and urban beautification. Students helped weed tree beds along an industrial road, and then planted flowers in the newly cultivated soil. The students enjoyed working hard to make something beautiful, and as we drove away from the site, they were overheard planning a trip back in several months to check out the growth of the flowers.
From uncovering earthworms to bonding with high school students, the CitySquashers have completed yet another successful community service project, this time in their own community of the Bronx!