JAG is a program at PHS designed to give students job skills and real world experiences and make learning more hands-on and meaningful for students involved. The JAG Clothing Closet is one way the students are using their skills but the project also serves as a service learning project. It covers skills such as planning, implementing, following through, and revising as needed.
With the help from donations from students and the community, the closet is where you can get clothes if you are cold, too hot, get dress coded, or even if you just want something. Running home to get a new pair of pants is almost never possible during the school day, the next best option? Grab a piece of clothing out of the closet.
JAG teacher Katie Cook runs a closet and some of the clothes available are located outside her classroom in the north end of the building. The purpose of this project is to help students and encourage them to take what they need.
“I know sometimes it is intimidating to the student, and I understand that. But they may have an immediate need that can’t wait, and that is fine with us,” said Cook.
For more information on what is available contact Katie Cook at email@example.com. Students are welcome to stop by and grab free clothes outside the JAG classroom.
Story by Kacey McBride