The graduates put in between 300 and 900 service hours on projects throughout the community.
"You learn how to do the electric, the plumbing, the building; and believe me, I had no experience in this beforehand," said ShrevCORPS graduate, Chelsey Smith.
ShrevCORPS Graduate, Jordan Washington was inspired by her work with kids at an earth camp. She now plans to pursue education as a career.
Washington also did work helping local senior citizens improve their quality of life.
"We built a ramp for an elderly woman. The look on her face; she came out crying," said Washington. "Being able to help someone who can't help themselves; it's just the best feeling," she added.
Garrett Simmons also felt the rewards of giving to others.
"You just get that feeling of pride in what you've done and knowing that you've helped somebody out," said Simmons.
ShrevCORPS members who put in a minimum of 300 hours earn an education award of $1,000. A minimum of 900 hours earns $1,923 in educational funding. Workers also earn a living allowance while completing the program.
ShrevCORPS is currently taking applications. If you want to know more about the program and how you can take part, visit www.shreveportgreen.org/programs/shrevcorps.cfm .