The Green Impact Zone is seeking mature 12- to 18-year-old young people who live in the zone to participate in our second annual NEXUS program. The seven-week camp runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, from June 20 to Aug. 5, 2011.

  •   Learn how to become an entrepreneur
  •   Create your own business plan
  •   Go on fun and exciting field trips to “green” businesses in the Kansas City area
  •   Establish leadership and team-building skills
  •   Market your business and compete for funding opportunities.
  •   Earn community service hours for graduation

Learn more at a parents’ meeting this Saturday, June 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the Green Impact Zone office, 4600 Paseo, Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact Cokethea Hill, chill@marc.org or 816-936-8807. See our website for more information.

Punxsutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day 2010 prediction was six more weeks of winter, as he did see his shadow. This means: spring is just around the corner.

Our community crews are ready for warmer weather. We have more than 20 homes signed up for concrete repairs that will help direct storm water runoff away from their foundations. The community crews are made up of young adults from the zone who receive classroom and hands-on training in concrete finishing and other skills.

For more information, contact the Green Impact Zone of Missouri’s Office or Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, located at 3700 Woodland, KCMO 64109, 1.816.921.6611.