Southwest Advocacy Group
Our programs to foster environmental awareness are key in working with the younger residents of Alachua County. We conduct programs on recycling and litter and some of our students have established a "pen pal" relationship with Evie, a litter abatement golden retriever from Evansville, Indiana www.keb.com. Our One Room School House partners along with Kohl's department store employees, have been working with us in a program designed by Cornell University. This fall we have been laying the foundations for two programs we plan to introduce in the Spring, a new Graffiti Hurts / El Grafiti Causa Dano segment and Nature Explore, a collaborative effort of KAB, The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.We collaborate with The Hippodrome Theatre's Education Department in their community action workshops for social change and are active participants in GPD's Black on Black Crime Task Force.