Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate Partners With Angel Oak Elementary For Kiawah In The Community Initiative

Angel Oak Elementary students working in their new outdoor classroom, built in partnership with volunteers from Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate

Angel Oak Elementary students working in their new outdoor classroom, built in partnership with volunteers from Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate

Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate is very excited to share a recently completed, company-wide volunteer effort in partnership with Angel Oak Elementary School on Johns Island, as part of their Kiawah in the Community program. This program is designed to engage their employees in volunteer opportunities in support of Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate’s continuing commitment to serve the greater Sea Islands community.

Last week, the team spent three days at Angel Oak Elementary School enhancing their outdoor learning and play areas. Along with school staff, they worked together to renovate the school’s outdoor facilities and provide more space and support for learning opportunities outside the classroom. This project was initiated to meet an identified need to provide more outdoor spaces for the students to learn and recreate. As Johns Island's population has expanded, Angel Oak Elementary School has experienced increased enrollment which has created the necessity for additional space for students and teachers, an issue that has been exacerbated by COVID.

To solve space issues and support their goals of cultivating creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication, Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate built an outdoor classroom, cleaned up existing planter boxes, built a new greenhouse, a music wall and did several fun paint projects around the school property. To maintain these new programs, Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate employees will visit the school on a monthly basis to check-in on progress, oversee general maintenance and assist in any way they can.

This company-wide volunteer program launched November 9th, with each Kiawah in the Community team working on individual volunteer efforts around Johns Island.

“We are honored to work hand-in-hand with Angel Oak Elementary School to bring this project to fruition. With our Kiawah in the Community initiative, we hope to identify the needs of our neighboring communities and work to fulfill them,” said Scott Dawson, General Manager, Kiawah Island Club.


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