least true thing you’ll hear all day — “Nothing!” After Kingston
Cares’ successful Midtown street cleanup program drew an otherwise
unrelated group of more than 30 teens and pre-teens together, the kids
cracked their feelings wide open about the City of Kingston and their
homes, schools, friends and lives.
“What we noticed the most was how it really bothered the kids that
they feel they are only seen for the bad things that go on in the
community, but never recognized for any of the good they do,” said
Kingston Cares program director Megan Weiss.
Kids were deeply torn between community altruism and resentment. “It
was really nice to hear from people that we were making Kingston look
better,” commented Josh.