CIS, North Brunswick Kiwanis plant garden at Leland Middle

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Leland Middle School students work on a school garden. Photo courtesy CIS of Brunswick County.
Leland Middle School students work on a school garden. Photo courtesy CIS of Brunswick County.

Students in the Communities in Schools (CIS) Action for Success Program at Leland Middle School, along with members of the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club (NBKC) have been working on a community service project to beautify their school courtyard.

Students and adults planted flowers and plants, weeded, fertilized and watered the garden, according to Todd Beane, CIS of Brunswick County spokesman. Repairs were made to an existing bird bath, along with hanging of a new bird feeder and bird houses donated by NBKC members. NBKC members also purchased new furniture to place in the courtyard for visitors.

The courtyard beautification project will help students have pride and ownership in their school, Beane said.

The Action for Success Program is sponsored by CIS of Brunswick County and Brunswick County Schools. Founded in 1995, it is Communities in Schools of Brunswick County’s mission to “surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” The efforts of CIS can be found on 17 campuses where CIS operates in Brunswick County communities. For more information about CIS of Brunswick County, please contact the CIS office at 910-457-3494 or visit www.cisbrunswick.org.