Columbia, Missouri: Job Point and Missouri River Relief will host YouthBuild AmeriCorps members from St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City on Thursday, October 5th at Cooper’s Landing for a hands-on learning experience on the Missouri River. Participants will spend half of the day working together in a stewardship team on the river.
Their service work will involve digging tires out of the mud, picking up dozens of plastic bottles, and finding unique river trash. For many participants, this may be their first time getting up close and personal with the Missouri River.
The other half of the day will see participants creating a watercolor painting of the river landscape and fishing along its banks. Participants will challenge themselves to connect with their surroundings through art and enjoy the relaxing, sometimes exciting, experience of fishing on the Missouri River.
Through these activities, students will get to know one another, the Missouri River, and themselves much better.
“We see this program as a way for young people to come together from across the state and have meaningful interactions with each other and with this special place” said Kristen Schulte, Education Director for Missouri River Relief.
This program is made possible by a partnership with Job Point, who have been linking people and jobs by providing education, training and employment assistance since 1965, and Missouri River Relief, a non-profit dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River.
For more infomation about this event, please contact Job Point’s Marketing Director, Liz Sensintaffar at (573) 777-1515.