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News Community 246 teens coming to Franklin July 18 to ‘make a difference’

This summer more than 23,000 students have made a decision to pay money out of their own pockets in order to help improve living conditions for people across the United States and Canada.

246 students from across the nation will be in Franklin the week of July 18 working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to putting new roofs on homes. The students come with their church youth groups, and on average pay $250 to take part in the week.

This summer, 95 World Changers projects will take place in more than 85 cities from Alaska to Florida, New York to California, and many places in between. World Changers is in its 21st summer of operation and is an initiative of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention).

Following a six-session “how-to” study that participants complete prior to coming, students serving Franklin will hit the ground running. The major work begins Tuesday of the project. The students will be staying at Macon County Board of Education for the week. This initiative is in partnership with Franklin and local agencies.


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