Created and led by three Duke undergraduates, the Magnolia Tree Project is a free two-week summer program which teaches rising fifth graders selected from Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership elementary schools that each person can make a unique and lasting impact on his or her community. Specific projects we undertook this year include planting gardens and a Magnolia Tree at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center and EK Powe Elementary, testing a local stream, and conduction a stream cleanup project. Other activities included volunteering at Urban Hope Ministries Homeless Shelter, writing poems for pillowcases, exploring the Walltown community through a scavenger hunt, and fundraising for a charity of the students’ choice.

See more pictures of the Mangolia Tree Project at ourĀ Flickr page!