SACS Shading Our Children Project
Greening our school campuses to promote well-being and academic success.
The Tree Canopy Growth Fund is excited to partner with Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS) on a new initiative to plant hundreds of trees on school properties in the coming years.
We completed our pilot planting project in November 2023 by planting 30 native trees (species included Catalpa, Redbud, Elm, and River Birch) at Covington Elementary.
Thanks to business sponsors General Dynamics Mission Systems and Regan + Ferguson Group Realty and SACS volunteers for supporting this initial planting project with financial contributions and volunteer time!
Thanks to our generous partners!
Check out photos from our first planting project at Covington Elementary School!
Proximity to trees and nature have shown to reduce stress and enhance overall mental health in both children and adults.
Students with regular access to green spaces and nature tend to have fewer behavior challenges in school and have higher academic achievement.
Trees can have a dramatic cooling effect on hot, sunny days, giving relief to students who walk to school, play in marching band, and more.
It is easy to take pride in local schools when the campuses include well maintained trees that add both function and beauty.