MY THOUGHTS… <ul><li>I’m passionate about giving back, to not only the community, but to anyone who need it. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not the ordinary service learning project and maybe it wont be exactly what was asked to do, but I feel good about what I did. </li></ul><ul><li>I work for Home Depot and this is my story! </li></ul>
<ul><li>As I said, I work for Home Depot, in Saint Cloud Florida store 6350. We are proud to be supporters of our community and cherish any opportunity to give back. We are TEAM DEPOT. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Depot, is a organization that give free labor (the associates) and money; for projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Target… an elementary school. </li></ul><ul><li>We looked around our local Elementary school’s and stumbled upon Michigan Ave Elementary. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mae.osceola.k12.fl.us/ </li></ul>
THE SCHOOL <ul><li>This school has been around since about 1974 and is the oldest elementary school in Saint Cloud, that is still kicking. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a proud A School, which the community supports. </li></ul><ul><li>But as things get old, they need more work. </li></ul><ul><li>Which is why we came in to play. This school needed help to be a school that was environmentally safe for all students, with or without disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Safe environments are more enriching for the students, and with the school being run down their were limitations for all students. </li></ul>
PROJECTS <ul><li>We are doing a total of 3 projects for MAE all totaling around $2000.00 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Clean-Up: The simplest project, but makes the biggest difference. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Painting the Theater Stage: making it visually worthwhile </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Paving: some of the classroom only have sandy/muddy paths that get from one classroom door to another and when it rains well its mud. So we will be paving each walkway for student accessibility. </li></ul>
Isabella Craig Nancy Chris Justina Cameron Will Just a Few of Our Team Depot Helpers !
WHO AM I ? <ul><li>My name is Isabella Lucia. Born in Georgia , June 9, 1988. I am 21 years old, but have a history of my own. Full time UCF student and work part time at Home Depot. </li></ul><ul><li>I have lived in Saint Cloud for the majority of my life. I was an Army Brat until my father retired and we made this our final destination. </li></ul><ul><li>My past make me who I am, But what I do now will change me for the future. I am a strong, passionate person, which I believe makes me a support: to my family, my friends, my colleagues, and soon my students . </li></ul>
GOALS OF OUR PROJECT <ul><li>As stated we have 3 Projects to complete, but only one has been done so far. </li></ul><ul><li>We spent 4 days one the 1 st project. 1 st Day: Scouted out the area and what we needed to tackle. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Day: Started Pressure washing portables, side walks, picnic tables. Just anything that needed a good cleaning. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Day: We began to rake and pick up all the trash, debris, and pine needles from all over the playground. </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Day: We pulled out some poles and did last minute spraying/raking. And picking up trash! </li></ul>
PARTICIPANT <ul><li>We had a great turn out for the beginning of this 3 part project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 15 Home Depot Associates Helped out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A couple representatives from the School..The V.P. and a Teacher as well as her son who attends the school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To imagine that this was during spring break for Osceola County, it was amazing. That we could do something so great, that when the students came back they were shocked. </li></ul><ul><li>This project affected not just one person, not a group, but a whole school which you could say was helping out the town. It is amazing to say that I and my fellow team members help out an entire school filled with teachers, students, and many others that are effected by our project. </li></ul>
REFLECTION <ul><li>This was a great project although not completely finished was worth every second. Some times just cleaning up and a fresh coat of a paint can really change the learning atmosphere. I really hope that by the end of this entire project we can make a big change with the school as well as with the community. </li></ul><ul><li>This project has not only helped the community but it makes me more involved and I know its only the Start not the End! </li></ul>
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