Impact Prep Middle School Impact Cares Program

Impact Prep Middle School, located in the Brightwood neighborhood of Springfield, is home to about 230 students. Alisha Cameron, the school’s Engagement Coordinator, noticed that students were often absent because they did not have a clean uniform and feared being bullied. Cameron and other staff members created the Impact Cares Program to address the issue. Impact Cares discreetly takes the students’ dirty uniforms and washes them during the school day. Producer Alejandro Cameron brings us the story.