Saturday, February 21st, the Florida Chapter participated in Project
Makeover. Project Makeover is a
student-run nonprofit at the University of Florida that chooses an elementary
school in Alachua County to makeover each year.
The projects are focused on improving the learning environment for
students, whether it is through grounds beautification or the introduction of
new learning tools. This year's school
was Metcalfe Elementary, and the overarching theme of the project was
"play". Our time at Project
Makeover was spent beautifying one of the school's playgrounds. We raked up bags and bags of leaves and pine needles, and we collected pine cones to be used for art projects. Project Makeover was a perfect way to get
connected to the community in a way we hadn't before, and we look forward to
participating again in the future to help improve local education where we can.