NBC’s version of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” for schools helps rebuild what many are lacking these days — school spirit. So many schools are crumbling at the foundation that students have lost a sense of pride in their facilities. Everyone knows how important a safe and appealing school setting is to the learning process, yet often the funds just aren’t there. School Pride enlists manpower, determination (and a bit of commercialization) to accomplish the impossible. This show brings students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members together to rebuild, repaint, reorganize and repurpose a school to better serve all. School Pride is one reality series that you can actually feel good about.
Several school furniture manufacturers – like Virco and Midwest Folding – have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of furniture to update these schools. Kudos to the parents, students, administrators, TV production crews, designers, school equipment manufacturers and contractors that are rebuilding pride one school at a time. Check out a few episodes on NBC.com.