The Main Street Academy, Cox Enterprises and KaBOOM! are Building a Playground!

College Park, September 27, 2017 – The Main Street Academy (TMSA) is honored to announce it has been awarded a playground grant by the partnership of KaBOOM! and Cox Enterprises.

KaBOOM! and Cox Enterprises announced the playground build date will take place on November 3, with site prep work scheduled for the two previous days. TMSA students, parents and faculty will all have the opportunity to vote on the playground’s design, and are encouraged to volunteer in all phases of the playground build project. The playground will be assembled almost entirely by volunteers from all three organizations, as well as other community members.

“I am excited that every student at The Main Street Academy will now have an outlet to express their creativity through free play,” said TMSA Principal Cheryl Parker. “Recess is paramount for our students to succeed academically, socially and physically.”

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Enterprises’ revenues are more than $20 billion, and the company has more than 60,000 employees.

“I am thrilled that our school has been awarded new playground facilities by KaBOOM! and Cox Enterprises,” said Dr. De’Andre S. Pickett, Ed.D, president of the TMSA governing board. “We greatly value community partnerships, which are a key part of our strategic plan. The playground will be a source of much delight for the hundreds of young TMSA scholars who will use it daily. The Main Street Academy is very grateful for this opportunity.”

The Main Street Academy is a Fulton County public charter school located in College Park, Georgia, with a student body primarily comprised of Tri-Cities and South Fulton residents. The school, which opened in 2010, provides its students with a rigorous, enriching academic environment including the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and Flexible Learning Groups, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Contact Information:

Tha Vin                                                                                                      Solimar Miranda, Ph.D

Communications Officer, TMSA Governing Board                          TMSA Playground Build Lead

Phone:  678.270.8183                                                                             Phone: 404.441.6851

Email: Tha.Vin@tmsa.org                                                                     Email: Miranda.Solimar@gmail.com