This was our second time at Alachua Elementary, as they were the school designated for Mini Makeover in 2018. This year, our team took part in a variety of projects including landscaping, cleaning, and painting. New inspirational quotes and murals that encourage students to be kind and uplifting to each other can be found all throughout the school’s campus. Once plain, these walls have now turned into colorful and thoughtful places for students to enjoy, think, and dream.
Other members of our team took part in landscaping, as well as recreating a Gaga pit, which is a variant of the original dodgeball game. PM believes it is not only important to create artwork for the schools we serve, but also inspire opportunities for hands-on activities as well. With fresh landscaping and a colorful Gaga pit, the Alachua Elementary community is now able to have the opportunity to play and explore on a more beautified campus. Once the paint on the new Gaga pit dried, the entire PM team worked together to lift and move it across campus to its new home.
We laughed and cheered once we got to the Gaga pit’s final destination. This moment served as a reminder that our volunteering creates strong bonds and long lasting memories.
In all, our team is grateful to play a role in sparking a joy of learning in the Alachua Elementary School community.