These days we see kids always using their smartphones and other gadgets to help them be connected online. During the time when there is no Internet, kids would play outside, use a landline phone to make calls and go to the library to do research. Now they would rather do all these activities using their smartphones since it is easier and quicker.
For this year’s Global Youth Service Day on April 16, the youth will have a chance to go outdoors to help the community and have fun at the same time. Hundreds of volunteers will assemble at the location of the future Ludlam Trail to redecorate its northern section. Graffiti’s will be covered and trash will be put away. The participants can also join the pop-up projects along the way. By joining the event, the registered volunteers will be earning community service hours and get four tickets to a Marlins game. This event is led by HandsOn Miami’s Youth Advisory Council and the Florida East Coast Industry. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free event. The affair runs from 8:30 am to 12 pm at A.D. Barnes Park (6959 N. Waterway Dr., Miami). For more information, you can visit their website at handsonmiami.org/gysd.