WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Nearly 2,000 teenagers across Texoma spent their Saturday serving the community.
"It's good to see them take some pride in something," Kirby Middle School Coach and Teacher Logan Parrish said.
Parrish and his players worked on cleaning up the courtyard on the campus during the 15th annual Teens Make a Difference day.
"It's just a good way to get them out here and put some work back into the community and teach them the values of hard work (and) community service," Parrish said.
Across town at Lamar Baptist Church students were putting in serious work cleaning out the church bus barn.
"We were just doing some heavy lifting. Putting some stuff in a dumpster, just old stuff that
couldn't be used," Erick Hernandez, a junior at Wichita Falls High School said.
The hard work was something Hernandez welcomed.
"This is where we live. We have to keep it clean. We have to keep it safe," Hernandez said.
Youth Minister, Jerry Roberts, said the feeling he gets from seeing these kids contribute is what has kept him involved for the last seven years.
"It's like a proud father when their children accomplish something that some people think they can't do," Roberts said.
1,900 teens in Archer City, Bowie, Burkburnett, Electra, Iowa Park, Seymour, Vernon and Wichita Falls participated in this event. This program is put on by the Non-Profit Center of Texoma.
Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6