Wichita kids spend spring break volunteering, giving back to community

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Kids across Wichita are staying busy even while out of the classroom, taking part in United Way's Youth Days of Caring.

In the program, there are over 1,000 volunteer positions available at agencies across the city. Participants are helping with animals, landscaping, and crafts. 

Sixth grader Devin Gracey spent Tuesday afternoon painting with residents at Wichita Presbyterian Manor.

"I like helping them because they're usually really wise, and they're really kind," said Gracey, "I've learned  that elders are very, very artistic and very good at helping you if you need anything."

Amy Watson with Wichita Presbyterian Manor says both parties gain something from the experience. 

"We love the intergenerational aspect that the kiddos and our residents get from spending time and learning from each other," said Watson. 

For more information about the program or to learn about other events, click here.

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