Boys & Girls Club Teens Plant More Than 1900 Trees in One Day

More than 300 Boys & Girls Clubs teens gathered on Saturday March 23 at Beecher Hampton Nature Preserve in Atlanta to plant over 1,900 trees and shrubs. Sponsored by UPS and in conjunction with Trees Atlanta, this was not only the largest youth project in Trees Atlanta history, but also the greatest number of trees and shrubs planted in a single day in Atlanta.

The trees were planted in honor of the 1900+ donations to radio station WABE during last year’s Spring pledge drive. A project with that many trees would be perfect for 300 teens to plant.

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The service initiative is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 46th National Keystone Conference. During the Conference, these young leaders – who hail from 157 cities and five countries representing nearly 600,000 Boys & Girls Club teens all over the globe – are participating in an exciting mix of interactive workshops, community immersion activities and social events. Now entering its 49th year, Keystone is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier teen leadership program.

And a special guest joined the planting: hip hop pioneer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run – D.M.C. assisted the teens in the tree planting!

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels motivated the teens before planting.

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It was a great day!