United Way of Greenville County to debut new Born Learning Trail at Summit Drive Elementary

United Way of Greenville County has partnered with GE and the grocery store chain ALDI to install a new Born Learning Trail at Summit Drive Elementary School.

On Thursday, December 6, United Way will officially cut the ribbon on the trail, which was built this fall by volunteers from GE as a Live United Day project. Summit Drive Elementary PTA members also served as site coordinators to support the construction of the trail.

“The idea behind the Born Learning Trails is that learning can—and should—happen anywhere and anytime,” said United Way of Greenville County President and CEO Meghan Barp. “We are grateful for the partnership with Greenville County Schools, GE and ALDI to provide this fun, new learning experience for parents, caregivers and their children.”

The latest trail is the result of a collaboration between United Way Worldwide and ALDI, which agreed to sponsor the construction and installation of two Born Learning Trails in Greenville County this year.

Since launching United Way’s national “Born Learning” early learning campaign in Greenville in 2011, United Way of Greenville County volunteers have installed eight Born Learning Trails in neighborhoods across the community. United Way of Greenville County’s Young Philanthropists (YP) group has taken local leadership of the program and plans to install additional trails in 2019.

For Born Learning tips and tools for parents, caregivers and teachers, visit bornlearningupstatesc.org. To learn more about United Way of Greenville County volunteering opportunities, or to sign up to serve, visit handsongreenville.org or call 864.331.3858.