Process technology students volunteer to build playground

Jan 31, 2020Melissa Trevizo

The process technology student council from San Jacinto College's Central Campus recently volunteered its time helping to build a Kaboom playground at Atkinson Elementary School.

"I found out about the event via the school's Facebook page and brought it to our p-tech student council," said Jeff Pearce, coordinator for education and workforce at the LydondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology. "They quickly organized over 20 people to volunteer. They spent their day off working for their community and giving back. It was so inspiring to see."

The students donated their time to spread mulch, assemble equipment, mix and pour concrete, do landscaping, and so much more.

"The day of the build, there were San Jac hard hats, shirts, and students all over the job site," said Pearce. "I'm proud to be a part of an organization that pushes to make a difference in their communities."