Saturday, March 24 New Direction Church, the Juvenile Justice Project, and concerned residents will unite to help clean up Winchester. We will meet up at New Direction Church (6120 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38115) at 9:30 am to split into teams. We plan to finish and meet back up at the church by noon. We invite community members who want to help build a better future for Hickory Hill. We are also able to sign off on community service hours for those who attend.
The Juvenile Justice Project and our partners believe in the future of Hickory Hill and Memphis as a whole. We are working together as well as with our young people to ensure that our city has a future that includes all of us. We are working on a year long clean up effort of Winchester Road in hopes of attracting new business and increasing community pride. We also host monthly meetings to plan projects and find ways to work together. Be on the look out for continued ways to get involved with this project!
The JJP is working with Juvenile Court to build networks of churches and organizations to address our high number of youth offenders and the lack of opportunities for court ordered community service, specifically in the areas of Hickory Hill & Bartlett. We believe that youth are the solution, not the problem so we work with these teens to help them find their place in their communities through transformative service opportunities. Studies continue to show that punitive measures often lead to a continued life of crime as opposed to seeking more rehabilitative opportunities, MSPJC firmly adheres to the idea of working with those most affected by the issues. Help us build a better Memphis and partner with our youth.