But the gift drive was about more than just spreading holiday cheer; it was also a crucial part of the Community School Strategy at Asheville High. This strategy aims to support students and their families by providing resources and services beyond the traditional classroom experience.
For many high school students, the holiday season can be difficult. They may have different access to gift-giving resources than their younger peers and may be left out of toy drives that are typically geared toward younger children. That's why it's so important that initiatives like Barrett's gift drive are in place to ensure that high schoolers are included and supported during this time of year.