Students Begin Courtyard Beautification Project

Associates from Kohl’s department store teamed up with over a dozen Babylon students on Apr. 25 on a beautification project for the Babylon High School courtyard.
According to event co-organizer Jaime Harrison, a special education teacher at Babylon High School, the plan is to turn the courtyard into an organic vegetable garden that can be enjoyed by students and faculty for years to come.  
The project, which was part of the “Kohl’s Cares” environmental initiative, aims to help the local community by taking steps to ensure it leaves a smaller footprint. “We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, not just with money and resources but also with talent and time,” the Kohl’s Cares website states. “Through our community giving and volunteer program, we support kids' health and education, environmental initiatives and women's health. We envision a future where kids are healthy, resources are plentiful and disease that affects women and their families is eradicated. Because the way we see it, giving back also means looking ahead.”