TOP PHOTO: Caryville Cares Playground Team Members and South Campbell County Rotarians handed out inclusivity coloring books to second graders at Jacksboro Elementary and Caryville Elementary schools Tuesday. Caryville Cares Playground project leader Brandon Johnson hands out coloring books at at Caryville Elementary School and Jacksboro Elementary School. All second graders in the county will receive coloring books. (Photo courtesy of South Campbell County Rotary Club President David Hickman.)
By Charlotte Underwood
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Members of the Caryville Cares Playground project team, along with South Campbell County Rotarians handed out inclusivity coloring books to second graders on Tuesday at Jacksboro Elementary and Caryville Elementary schools. Books will be distributed to all second graders across the county.
According to Caryville Cares Playground project team leader Brandon Johnson, the coloring books were a “labor of love” that raised around $1,000 for the playground as well.
It’s a result of a partnership between the Caryville Cares Inclusive Playground team, the South Campbell County Rotary, and Campbell County Lions Club.
The coloring books depict children who have various disabilities in order to teach children abouts inclusivity.
“It’s paired with lessons for the teachers to teach inclusivity and kindness,” Johnson said. The teacher that has the most participation will win a $500 grant for their classroom.
“The playground group felt a strong need to invest in Campbell County. Each page in the coloring book features a child with a disability; the idea is to teach second graders about loving their neighbor even if they are different,” Johnson said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2022-6AM)