Since 2017, South Cumberland Community Fund has partnered with the eight elementary schools on the Plateau to sponsor Make A Difference service day in March. This year, at the request of school leadership, Make A Difference Day has been moved to July so that families and community members can assist in preparing the schools for the start of the academic year.
Local residents are asked to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 20, to participate in this half-day, Plateau-wide project. As in the past, schools will determine the projects most needed. Past projects included garden clean-up and planting, mural painting, library organization, school painting, playground clean-up, and a variety of other special projects identified by each school. Holding Make A Difference Day in July will make it possible to include additional activities to ready schools for the start of the school year.
The eight participating schools include Coalmont, Monteagle, North, Palmer, Pelham, Sewanee, Swiss Memorial, and Tracy City elementary schools. As always, volunteers from the community are needed in both leadership and supporting roles to work with the school committees in planning the day. If you would like to be on a planning committee or would like additional information, please contact AmeriCorps VISTA Lucas Crossland at <email@example.com>.