Knox Forest School

$2,080 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 19 months
Knox Forest School  is well under way in our first year of instruction. We have a beautiful forest site for the kids in South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. Forest School is a world renown educational model for young people that teaches resilience, wonder, connection with the natural world, and collaboration with one another. Most importantly, it instills empathy and roots the values of listening and diversity in kids from the get go. We're in need of about $10,000 to finish building our school. This includes solar power for our small building and some educational tools for our kids. Our goal is to get this done so that next year we can begin thinking about reaching out to the underprivileged in our city. We have a big heart to allow the social make-up of our kids to be as diverse and rich as the forest itself. We invite you to partner with us. And we thank you for your blessing and friendship. Visit to learn more about who and what we are and how we do things. Peace.
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We put together a slideshow of some pics of the kiddos playing on our forest site and some of the building we are constructing. With the help of a few generous donors, we have been able to raise $25,000 so far for the building. We are raising an extra $10,000 for solar panels on the roof and to get the classroom ready. Thanks to all who have already given...
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Hey everyone. We are very excited to tell you that we are breaking ground on our forest school building in July! We have full enrollment for this year and will begin our journey with the kiddos in the forest in August! Thanks to all who have been a part of the support, in thought, word and deed. We are still trying to raise the money to help pay for the building, to give our kiddos a wonderful place to explore.
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Hey friends, our friend Matt Cox, architect extraordinaire, did a rough sketch of the idea for our classroom and pavilion we are going to be building this summer for the forest school. It sits on the edge of a hill overlooking a gorgeous valley, right next to the trail we take down to our forest school site for the kids!
A rough Sketch of our future building
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$2,080 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 19 months
Created May 6, 2017
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Leanne Kersey
12 months ago

Wow! Great concept! Great for Knoxville! I am in love.

15 months ago
Debra Chapman
15 months ago

Best of luck

Ashlyn Schwartz
16 months ago

This is so incredible and will forever shape so many lives! I couldn't be happier to see this come into motion!

Jenny Highsmith
16 months ago

Love you guys! Wish we could give more!

Renee Patton
17 months ago

Im so excited for you!

Beka Hedly
17 months ago

We are so excited about your vision and being able to spend lots of time in the woods!!

Mary Ganapol
18 months ago

Great idea! Good luck in fund-raising.

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