During the Shelby County Schools spring break Second Baptist will again partner with Heights Community Development, Douglass High School, Streets Ministries and Douglass Young Life to give our youth and local students the chance to serve impoverished neighbors and neighborhoods in our community. For the past three years, students have secured abandoned properties, removing blight and adding color, creativity and light in the Highland Heights and Douglass neighborhoods. Abandoned properties create significant social issues for neighborhoods including reducing property values, inviting criminal activity and frightening neighborhood visitors and residents alike. Serving during spring break is a great opportunity for our youth but there is also opportunity and need for adult help. Adults not only have the chance to serve but also the chance to get to know and mentor local youth. If you are an adult interested in helping, contact Daniel Johnson. Look for more details about this year’s projects in next month’s CrossRoads.