Pop Music Stars Assist Volunteers With Osborne High School Improvement Projects For Bing ‘Summer of Doing’

Bing & Do Something selected Osborne as one of four national sites for the 'Summer of Doing.'

Osborne High School was the buzz about town June 20, as the team from Microsoft search engine Bing and DoSomething.org made the school one of its four sites for the ‘Summer of Doing’ campaign! OHS teacher Erin Thaler and administrative assistant Jennifer Glendenning nominated OHS to benefit from the program, designed to inspire young people to give back to their communities during the summer break.

Current and former Osborne students, several OHS staffers and volunteers from the Kennesaw State University Teacher Quality Partnership served as the workforce for the ‘Summer of Doing’ projects. Teams worked on beautification projects, an indoor mural for the cafeteria, an outdoor mural adjacent to the bus lanes and on final preparations for the ‘Cardinal Community Classroom,’ a newly-purchased mobile learning environment! The mobile classroom will be used for community education programs in the neighborhoods, community centers and churches surrounding Osborne.

Late in the afternoon, the volunteers received assistance from some famous faces – rapper Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, R&B star Keri Hilson and pop group Far East Movement! The celebrity guests assisted with application of decals to the mobile classroom, helped paint the outdoor mural, and spent time meeting Osborne High School students.

All of the projects for the ‘Summer of Doing’ event were funded by Bing. See more photos at the KSU TQP blog and on the OHS ‘Summer of Doing’ Facebook page!