Timeline: When will you be able to start your project?
We will be able to start our project immediately following the release of funding. Our initial task will involve the destruction of the weeds growing through the asphalt this will begin on 7/6/2023. following this task we will begin engaging with a seal coating company to have the court sealed. Once this task has been completed our students will determine paint colors and we will work to create stencils. Our project will follow the order below as determined by our students. Student name indicates a recommendation.
- 1. Cut grass and treat weeds. (Zaylon)
- 2. Have someone spray the court (Seal coating) (Judea)
- 3. Create Stencil for painting lines (Aaliyah)
- 4. Students select paint for purchase (Juwan)
- 5. Purchase paint and begin painting (Christy)
- 6. Get new rims for goals (Judea)
- 7. Install rims (Juwan)
- 8. Research benches if budget allows (Christy)
- 9. Work on landscaping/ gardening near the court (Indria)
How often will your team meet?
Our team will meet once a week as time permits in students' schedules.
Are there any key dates to share for the project?
6/28/2023-Initial Meeting/Student selection
7/5/2023- Action plan drafting
7/6/2023- Weed/grass- Treatment
Budget: You don't need to share exact prices, but please share how you're planning to spend the seed funding & what costs you're anticipating to get your project up and running:
We are planning to spend the seed funding to cover the cost of paint as well as the cost to have the court seal coated. We may also if the budget permits use the funding to purchase a bench for seating or rims for the basketball goals.
Impact: How will your community benefit from this project?
The community will benefit from this project by having access to an outdoor court for students and the community to play while learning. In the Chickasaw Area, there are little to no recreational basketball courts available for the youth to enjoy. This project will provide a safe and fun location for our students to engage with each other while they learn valuable math skills.
Do you have any measurable goals for your project, such as the number of people participating?
Our goal is to build a sense of community and to measure the number of students/ community members that utilize the court. We will also be able to track and measure growth in our student's math/ fraction performance following the implementation and completion of this project.
Are you hoping to spread knowledge or increase interest in a specific subject?
We are hoping to spread math knowledge with the use of fractions while engaging in a sport. We are also hoping to build interest in sports and community in our area.
Location: Chickasaw Elementary School
80 Grant Street. Chickasaw Al, 36611
All necessary permissions have been granted and board approval has been authorized.
Our Student learners/leaders have been fully involved in the planning phase from determining which court to utilize and creating the action plan. The students have recommended cutting weeds and spraying weed killer on grass growing into the court they have also recommended that we place seating and work on shading an area around the court for visitors.
How will kids be involved in the design and activation of this community project? Our students will be tasked with selecting colors and recommending landscaping ideas around the court they will also be tasked with engaging their peers within the classrooms to support the use of the Fraction ball court and projects supporting the upkeep and beauty of the project.