Teenagers in Detroit are working to make a difference. After a fire destroyed much a house on Longacre, young men and women from The Youth Connection program training with the Detroit Fire Department came out Thursday to board up and clean up.
Jeff Griffith with The Young Connection says the youth and the youth working for the fire department are a big part of the changes happening in Detroit.
The program helps teens learn job skills and training but also teaches them to make a difference in the community
"Work like this makes me happy because I feel like I'm doing something to change community," says participant Trayvon Brown.
As the cleanup continues, residents on this street hope the young people inspire the residents to do the same.
"Now it's time for citizens to come out and say once you leave we're going to continue," says resident Adrian Clark. "Because we're still here."