Alyssa Bivens, from Bartonville, IL, chose to focus on Crittenton Centers Outdoor Classroom for her Gold Award project.
Alyssa increased green space and introduced an outdoor classroom for a local non-profit organization that serves at-risk families. Volunteers worked together to increase the beauty of the outdoor setting, providing an outdoor classroom to inspire lower-income families, increasing the time learning in a calm outdoor location, and helping with educational and support services. The scope of the enhanced landscape at the Crittenton Centers included trees, shrubs and perennials; a concrete pad; and a gazebo. The center has helped children for over 100 years, and the outdoor classroom will continue to help with its mission for years to come.