"We are not counting the number of jeans, we are counting the number of teens that will have something to wear." Ikie Brooks-Hero
"This is something that will get not only our school but our community as a whole involved."
"Let's do something good for those in need. Get those jeans you don't wear out of the closet and bring them in for someone who really needs them."
"A pair of jeans might not mean anything to you but it means the world to those that need them." Allison Epling- Hero
"Teens for Jeans is a good way to provide teens with jeans who really need them!" Taylor Raby- Hero
Scott High School is currently a West Virginia GEAR UP school. West Virginia GEAR UP is a federally funded program that helps students plan, apply and pay for education beyond high school.
HEROs being a part of the West Virginia GEAR UP program is very active in community outreach initiatives. As part of their community outreach, they have launched the Teens for Jeans project where they collect new or gently used jeans for homeless teens across the nation.
One in 3 homeless in the U.S. is under the age of 18. The school that collects the most jeans by February 12th wins a host of prizes including scholarships, $5,000 for their school, brand new jeans for every student and much more!
We need your help! To help Scott High School HEROs with this initiative, please donate new or gently used jeans. We are reaching out to our local community as well as the business community for support.
For more information on how you can assist with this initiative, contact Amy Cabell, School Counselor at Scott High School.
Together we can make a difference.
For more information about West Virginia GEAR UP, please visit us online at wvgearup.org.