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ASU Prep Academy service project creates animal habitat area for local school


April 17, 2013

Each year athletic students, parents and coaches from ASU Preparatory Academy at the Polytechnic campus team up with the university for a community-service project called Team Up and C.A.R.E. (Community Athletes Reaching Everyone). Last year they made more than 100 blankets for a child crisis center. For this year's event they created an animal habitat and viewing area at a local middle school.

The participants partnered with the ASU Cooley Leadership Club for the event, which included creating a rock walkway and planting trees, plants and shrubs that will attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. In addition, participants created an outdoor classroom space for the teachers and students, and a separate enclosed area for viewing animals brought in by wildlife experts and as a habitat for the adoption of a desert animal.

Coach Brenda Brown, athletic director, said the students showed their ASU pride by wearing ASU Prep Athletic T-shirts, and parents and other family members proudly wore gold shirts as they renovated the school areas. In addition, they also cleaned up around the middle school to enhance the new outdoor educational setting.

“I want to thank everyone for their support of ASU Preparatory Academy,” Brown said.