The "Youth Talkin' Trash" event will occur one week from this Saturday. It will take place on April 27th, rain or shine.
The event is part of the 25th Annual Global Youth Service Day. Approximately 500 students are already signed up but organizers are hoping for even more students to join in.
The goal is to help clean up different areas of Evansville including the Haynie's Corner and the Jacobsville neighborhoods as well as the Glenwood and the McGary schools. However, trash pick-up is only a small portion of the overall day.
After the clean up, everyone is invited back to the Downtown Y for a free lunch and a variety of activities, which include an obstacle course and a climbing wall. There will also be an attempt to break a world record for the largest youth zumba class.
"Youth Talkin' Trash" is an event for everyone and it hopes to motivate people to take action in their community.
"People feel helpless and they say there is nothing they can do to clean up or make our community look better or make our community feel better," said Chloe Pritchett, the Signature School's Representative for the Global Youth Service Day, "but there are ways that you can do that."
Organizers are encouraging everyone to register by Thursday so that they can plan accordingly. You can register by contacting the YMCA.
The clean up kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on the 27th and events run all day long.
That Zumba world record attempt is set for 1:30.
While the event is focused on youth, everyone is invited to pitch in and take part.
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