Painter up



Young people paint a mural – featuring butterflies, flowers and children playing sports and games – on the side of an industrial building near St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Camden, on Nov. 16. The effort is the latest project of the Student Leaders’ Von Nieda Task Force, a group of middle students from St. Anthony and other local schools who have been working for years to clean up and beautify Von Nieda Park and the surrounding area through community service and community organizing. Last year the group received the Jefferson Award for Public Service-Youth Service Challenge, a national honor that recognizes youth across the nation who are active in their communities.

Photos by James A. McBride