Project HOPE

Project HOPE is a youth- and science-based program to teach middle school students STEM (through gardening. Students also develop communication skills by providing their harvest to community senior citizens. In addition, the project includes a financial literacy component to teach students money management skills. The project is a joint venture with Alcoa Middle School and supported by individuals and organizations such as First Tennessee Bank, City of Alcoa, Asbury Place Garden Club, as well as Blount County Master Gardeners. The MLK Center has established a raised bed garden as a result of this project. As numbers of students participating increases this year, there is a need for more BCMG volunteers.  Learn more about this great program on their website:

Project Hope's 2020 Project Report is HERE.

For additional information, please contact Logan Hill via email at:

Project HOPE was featured in an article in The Daily Times on January 28, 2019.  Click HERE to view the article.

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