Baldwin Education Coalition providing student resources

Baldwin Education Coalition providing student resources

The Baldwin County Education Coalition has launched Palm Project, an initiative to help Baldwin County students succeed inside and outside of the classroom by providing in-school and online resources for items such as school supplies, hygienic products, clothing, household items, first aid, food, beverages and fees for graduation or testing.
The goal is to provide tangible needs for Baldwin County students to reduce barriers in education, enhance academic achievement and support social-emotional development. Palm Project is composed of committee members, volunteers, and donors who recognize the greatest gift a child can receive is an education.
School counselors, social workers or principals are authorized to select items needed. A Palm Project representative will then deliver the items to the designated school. There is no limit of items to choose and give to students.
Palm Project’s mission is to engage the Baldwin County community in meeting the tangible needs of students to reduce barriers to learning, enhance academic achievement and support social-emotional development.
Baldwin County is one of the largest counties in the state of Alabama and is home to more than 220,000 residents. In Baldwin County, there are a total of 44 public schools that serve more than 31,000 students.
There are many factors of stress that can negatively impact students’ ability to perform their best inside and outside of the classroom — by donating to students through Palm Project, these unwanted stressors can be reduced, allowing students focus on their education.
“With 49 percent of our students classified as poverty, the need is great,” said executive director of BCEC, Terry Burkle. “We are honored to coordinate this effort that will provide tangible items, most of which we take for granted in our own homes, that are essential for a child’s academic success.”

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