Tim Arnold founded Lawn Life in 2008 after personally learning how a job opportunity and a second chance can change a person’s life. Starting with the hiring of one homeless young man who was begging at a gas station, Tim is now operating in 3 states and has touched the lived of 839 young adults. Life Lawn’s mission is to provide at-risk youth with their first real job, teaching them the value of hard work and instilling in them the motivation to strive for a better life. 80% of those in Lawn Life stay in school or enroll in a trade school, and less than 10 have recommitted a criminal offense after graduating.
Tim was selected as a 2019 National Jefferson Award recipient of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Awards for Outstanding Public Service Benefitting Local Communities.