Cohort 23

Kaieteur Lawrence

Green City Force was a defining character moment for me. It was a compilation of memories that will always put a smile on my face. And though all of these things are past tense, Green City Force will still mean the same to me as I move forward in life. I became a member of GCF to ‘earn my stripes’ and gain the credentials needed to obtain the real-deal jobs that were unavailable to me before. Prior to GCF, I was doing some off-the-books babysitting jobs, through friends and family. I had no substantial professional background to work with. The most important thing that I learned in GCF was just how influential one person’s voice could be for others. All it takes to completely uplift a room is for one person to step out of their comfort zone and create a new place for their peers, a ‘safe place’. It’s actually really hard for me to thank anyone in particular, because I’d feel like I’d be excluding everyone else that added onto my enjoyment for the program. So, I would like to thank all of the staff for their welcoming vibe and efforts throughout my term.

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