Project Build at Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park Cleanup
Members of Project Build celebrate after the clean up of Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park. Photo by Ariel Travis.
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More than 60 students from Cleveland Heights High School ‘s Project Build helped at the Oct. 6 Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park Cleanup Day. They repaired swings, climbing structures and benches, removed graffiti, painted play structures, weeded and mulched flower beds and trimmed bushes.
“They were enthusiastic and hard working, and they had a great time doing it," said Erik Kaufman Coventry P.E.A.C.E. president.
The group was started by several students last year and their motto is: Build. Have Fun. Do Good.
Grace Goodluck, Project Build’s vice president, was happy with the turnout and the amount of work that was accomplished.
“We had a diverse group from the community—students from Heights and other schools, middle school students, and adults,” said Goodluck. “Everyone came ready to work, and we had a really great time and accomplished so much!”
While they focus on the physical work of building, the Project Build members also want to build community between and among groups.
“We want to create positive and fun volunteer opportunities that involve both students and teachers,” explained Goodluck.
Chris Sutton, the Project Build advisor, said, “I am so proud of their hard work and dedication to improving the Heights community. The Coventry cleanup was the first of many important projects for Project Build.”
Read more about Project Build on its Facebook page.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison at Heights High.