Project Makeover was founded in 2008 by a few innovative, passionate students at the University of Florida whose mission was to create a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students.
As a completely student-run organization we are devoted to bettering the low-income learning environment of Alachua county. Each year an elementary school in need is selected and with the help of over 1,000 volunteers we makeover the entire school in one weekends time. We paint interactive murals, landscape, fulfill a Dream Project requested by the school, and participate in a variety of other activities to help better the facility. Through these actions, it is our goal to bring the University of Florida campus and the Alachua county community together to change the face of public education.
In the coming year, Project Makeover will organize hundreds of volunteers and raise thousands of dollars to renovate yet another low-income school in Alachua county.
To see our past work, check out these local schools:
2008 - Rawlings Elementary School
2009 - Williams Elementary School
2010 - Lake Forest Elementary School
2011 - Duval Elementary School
2012 - Chester Shell Elementary School
2013 - Idylwild Elementary School
2014 - Sidney Lanier Center
2015 - W.A. Metcalfe Elementary School
2016 - Rawlings Elementary School
2017 - Stephen Foster Elementary School
2018 - Myra Terwilliger Elementary School
2019 - Lake Forest Elementary School
2020 - C.W. Norton Elementary School