August 19, 2021 / Nate Swick
Earlier this year, members of the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and the 2022 College Football Playoff Indianapolis Host Committee unveiled the first of four media center makeovers at Southport Middle School in Perry Township.
Four local schools were selected for media center makeovers and were identified based upon the percentage of students from low-income households served and the verified need for a media center makeover within the building.
The four schools to receive media center makeovers are:
This first makeover focused on primary work areas for the media center, including the addition of new computer stations, tables, chairs and comfortable seating areas for reading and studying. Android Tablets, 3D printers and App-Enabled Robot Balls were among the high-tech additions to the space. These makeovers provide resources for the schools to transform school spaces with enhanced technology and creative design to meet the demands of 21st century teaching and learning.
The next media center makeover will take place in September, followed by two more before the national championship game on January 10, 2022.
In support of the CFP Foundation and its mission to uplift teachers grades K-12, the 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee has committed to invest $1 million in legacy programs in partnership with The Mind Trust. These programs include the Indiana eLearning Lab, Teach Indy and the Extra Yard Makeovers.