Carroll County Area Technology Center Students Involved in "A Place to Sleep" Project
5/29/2013 1:13 PM
Community service has long been a part of all Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) whether it involves raising funds for charitable causes or lending a helping hand to various community groups.
Carroll County Area Technology Center is involved in a project called “A Place to Sleep” that not only will provide a much needed service to the community but bring awareness to a problem many students didn’t know existed.
The scope of the project is to provide beds to children in the area who do not have one. Mary Stratton, Carroll County ATC principal, said the idea came from Jessica Collins, a student from Shelby County’s Martha Layne Collins High School, who was inspired by the movie The Blind Side. She wanted to make sure students in her county had beds to sleep in and, so far, 190 beds have been provided there.
“After I saw the movie, I told my grandmother I was surprised that people really didn’t have beds,” she said. “That year, for Christmas, instead of getting an angel off the Angel Tree, I wanted to give someone a bed.”