Students board up, paint vacant homes in Highland Heights - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Students board up, paint vacant homes in Highland Heights

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While many Shelby County School students are enjoying their break from school, some are using their break to help others in their community.

Douglass High and Kingsbury High School students teamed up with the Second Baptist Church and the Heights Community Development Corporation to board up vacant homes in the Highland Heights community.

But there's a colorful twist on this good deed -- the students painted the boards to look like doors and windows.

"It's cool 'cause they're going to put this out there for people who are driving by and see our art," said 11th grade student Irma Motes. "They work together and build together to build the community safer."

Students have been working on this project since Monday. They are expected to finish by Thursday.

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