On May 20th @ Stein Park the Cody Rouge Youth Council hosted Project No Stand Zone, a community initiative to place benches at local bus stops.
For several months, members of the Youth Council had expressed a desire to address the issue of lack of benches at bus stops in the local neighborhood, so in February of this year we named our initiative Project No Stand Zone and wrote a grant to the Detroit2Nepal Foundation.
We soon found out that we had been funded by D2N’s EVO Detroit initiative, which establishes working relationships with Detroit neighborhoods by allowing them to identify their problems and advocate for solutions.
From there we partnered with Sit on it Detroit, an organization that utilizes reclaimed wood to build bus stop benches that feature small libraries, and local high schools to plan a spring event where Cody Rouge youth came together to assemble seven benches.
We are happy to say that Project No Stand Zone’s bench assembly event was a success! Check out our pictures below and keep an eye out for one of benches which will be coming soon to local bus stops very soon!