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Greco Middle School Students to Benefit From Media Center Makeover

June 19, 2017

For Immediate Release

 

Who: More than 60 volunteers from AbbVie, a global pharmaceutical company with employees in the Tampa area, will donate their time to complete the library transformation through a grant from the AbbVie Foundation and made possible in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation.

What:

The team will transform the media center at Greco Middle School into a vibrant new reading corner and makerspace for students and the school community. The team will add a Lego wall, 250 new books, new furniture and new technology to provide students with expanded opportunities to learn, create and grow

When:

Thursday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The best photo opportunities are:
  • 9 a.m. – opening remarks from speakers, followed by volunteer work starting at 9:30 a.m.
  • Finishing touches on all spaces leading up to the Ribbon-Cutting at 2:00 p.m. 

Where:


Greco Middle School
6925 E Fowler Ave, Temple Terrace, FL 33617


Why:


Hillsborough Country Public Schools works with community partners to provide additional educational opportunities for all students. A Makerspace is a collaborative space where students and staff can share ideas and get creative. The school media center has changed from a content collection-only space, to a place where children are inspired and work together to create new experiences


How:   

The volunteers will have a busy day, with just 3 ½ hours to makeover the media center. The teams will be putting together furniture, painting walls, installing a Lego wall, unboxing and setting up new technology, renovating a reading corner and prepping 250 new library books for student use


Contact:


Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060


For media inquiries regarding the volunteers from AbbVie, please contact, Mary Kathryn Steel, Desk: 847-937-4111, Cell: 224-440-6552, mk.steel@abbvie.com

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