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SCHOOL PRIDE Renovates and Inspires With Paint and Pride

October 15, 2010 by  

Do me a favor. When you tune in to NBC’s new show, SCHOOL PRIDE, tonight at 8pm, pay careful attention to the nearest clock. I’m interested in knowing just how long it takes before you’re reaching for a tissue to dab your teary eyes. Hell, I can’t even watch the preview below without getting all kinds of misty.

In SCHOOL PRIDE (think Extreme Makeover for school), cameras will follow students, teachers and parents as they motivate their community to renovate a local school in desperate need of more than just a little TLC. Some of these schools are rat infested, with crumbling walls and backed-up toilets. To say they are not a suitable environment for children to learn would be an understatement.

Making use of local businesses and skilled local labor, the community will make over classrooms, public spaces, art and music halls, and athletic facilities. The work will include everything from re-painting and re-carpeting to improving the utilities, and updating the technology systems of the school. A team of experts will lend their expertise in the makeover process but it’s up to the students, teachers, and community to execute the restoration.

In just ten days these dilapidated schools will go from devastating to inspiring. Months later, cameras will revisit the school to discover the lasting effects of the transformation – a renewed sense of school pride and an increase in student achievement scores.

I’m in. I’m a sucker for an inspirational story. These new school will inspire the kids in ways we can’t even comprehend. Having seen the first two episodes, the show is everything you want it to be. Tune in tonight and then come back here and let us know what you thought.

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