Today’s R2S: 16 Year Old Helping San Diego’s Homeless Find Work
A 16 year old in San Diego is taking his mission to aid the homeless in his city by helping them get jobs. Recently, Kevin Barber and his mom talked to local government to implement his idea for Wheels for change. Which a van will take them to work picking up trash, pulling weeds, clearing brush, etc. At the end of the day, workers will be driven back to the City's new tent structures for the homeless, and will be compensated for their work. Participants in Wheels For Change are paid $11.50 an hour.
The city is considering financing the program moving forward, CNN reports.
"It's a win-win for everybody," said City Councilman Scott Sherman.