"When I first learned of Family & Children’s Place, I was managing the redevelopment efforts of what is now Germantown Mill Lofts. I was onsite one day and witnessed a group of middle school aged kids performing some neighborhood clean-up. I was thoroughly impressed with their hard work and collaborative efforts in cleaning up the area. 

After coming across a news segment featuring the kids and the project, I learned they were from Meyzeek Middle School but were participants in an after school program with Family & Children’s Place. I was so impressed and grateful for their hard work that I invited them all to an appreciation lunch at the former Finn’s Restaurant location.