COVINGTON, Ga. - Peachtree Academy will host Panther Day, a day of service, Tuesday, May 8.
Panther Day is a day Peachtree staff and student body dedicate to service for others. This community event allows pre-kindergarten through high school students to raise funds while working on service-oriented projects in several counties. This year’s goal is $20,000.
The money raised will fund science and technology throughout the school, as well as the Accelerated Reader program. These items are very important to continuing the tradition of excellence at Peachtree Academy.
Examples of volunteering for Panther Day are: Cleaning up the local parks in Covington, hosting a first responder’s BBQ Luncheon, assisting local non-profits with a variety of projects, doing general yard work and maintenance at wildlife centers in the area, and completing projects at assisted living centers with residents. Not only do the students benefit from a day of volunteer work, but hundreds of fellow community members get to see our wonderful students in action, making a difference locally.
Our goal is to teach students at a very young age to volunteer in their community, and by doing so, students are ingrained with the characteristic of compassion.
“It’s a good idea to help people and we get to bond with our class while working in the community.” eighth grade student Addie Smith said.