TN Promise Saturday allows students to earn volunteer hours at state parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – State parks and natural areas across the state plan to offer volunteer events on Saturday, July 23, to help students attending college on the Tennessee Promise scholarship to log the community service hours required to keep their scholarship.

“TN Promise Saturday is a way for our parks to connect students to the outdoor opportunities available here in Tennessee while supporting their academic goals,” said Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation Brock Hill.

“We’re excited to get as many students as possible outdoors and involved in hands-on activities.”

Volunteer events will take place at all 56 Tennessee State Parks, ranging from clearing brush, limbs, and invasive plants; to planting flowers; building trails; assisting with community events; and maintaining historic features.

The projects are designed not only to benefit students with volunteer hours and meaningful experiences, but also help beautify the state’s parks and natural areas.

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