Trees Asheboro Receives Grant to Promote Civic Engagement

Trees Asheboro’s East Side Future Leaders project is the recipient of a $6000 grant from the NC Civic Education Consortium and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Through participation in the project, local youth will have the opportunity to increase their civic engagement in the community and learn skills necessary to become informed, active citizens.

Since its inception five years ago, Trees Asheboro has worked together with youth on a series of environmental projects in the East Side Neighborhood,” said Owen George, Trees Asheboro board member. “We are honored to be one of twelve organizations in North Carolina to be awarded a grant from the NC Civic Education Consortium.”

The NC Civic Education Consortium is a program of The School of Government, University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill. The Civic Education Consortium receives support annually from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to distribute grants for innovative, collaborative civic education projects that develop effective citizenship among North Carolina’s children and youth. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation was established in 1936 as a memorial to the youngest son of the founder of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

For more information about the East Side Future Leaders project please contact Trees Asheboro at 336- 558-6966 or