Thomas Edison High School
151 W. Luzerne St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Join The Mission Continues as platoons around the country remember and honor the events on September 11, 2001, by participating in a National Day of Service.
For the second year in a row, veterans and community members will be partnering with Thomas Edison High School for a meaningful project alongside students and educators. Edison High School is recognized as having suffered the highest Vietnam War casualty rate of former students among any high school in the country. This September, help us remember and honor those 64 fallen soldiers known as the "Edison 64".
Projects for the day are likely to include: - Building additional outdoor picnic tables - Installing umbrellas at the picnic tables - Staining and sealing previously built picnic tables - Beautifying the cafeteria by adding artificial plants to the walls to create a simulated live plant wall - Painting all 3 staff lounges - Building a court room style bench to be used for mock debates
What To Wear :
Your TMC shirt, if you have one, sturdy shoes
What To Bring :
Yourself and a smile
Parking is available in lots around Edison High School
Inclement Weather Plan :
This is a rain or shine project as many projects will take place indoors
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.