A group of PRSSA members had the privilege of visiting Green Tree School, a nonprofit, state-licensed agency that provides education, therapeutic and clinical support to children ages 5-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Emotional Disability. David Cambridge, the Director of Education, walked us through the new innovations provided by Plato’s Closet, Students Helping Students (SHS) and volunteers from the Episcopal Academy, and showed us how the new amenities provided by these organizations have transformed the lives of students at Green Tree.
Green Tree Partners with Students Helping Students to Create Green Tree’s First Library
Students Helping Students (SHS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve educational equity to institutions in need. As Green Tree is implementing their first library, SHS has generously donated hundreds of books that would have otherwise been discarded. According to the Students Helping Students website, they are working towards “solving current environmental and social crises through community activism.” SHS’s community activism will not only motivate the students of Green Tree in the classroom but also show them the environmental benefits of recycling books.
By: Katie Prantil, Brianna Love, Noelle Franklin