Inner city youth group restores formerly derelict home

Courtesy of CTV News Winnipeg

Two years ago, Inner City Youth Alive bought a derelict home on Powers Street from the city for $2. Now, the group has helped restore the home, with youths working alongside trained professionals to renovate and upgrade the structure, which was previously boarded up for a decade.

The home was shown off at an event on Thursday. The project was used to help develop skills in young people from the neighbourhood, said officials. With the help of trained professionals, young adults were taught the skills of the trade.

“We did all the flooring, then the doors,” said Jeremy Soldad, who worked on the house. Part of the Inner City Youth Alive’s mandate is to empower and develop skills in unemployed young people.

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