Located in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Pine Mountain Settlement School has been guided by a mission focused on the intersection of education, sustainability, economic development, and Appalachian cultural heritage.
Over the past 100 years, the School's programs have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community and region. Today's programs include environmental education and basic educational support for students in local schools. The richness of Pine Mountain Settlement School's campus and its history is a source for multiple other enrichment programs for the local community and beyond.
Thus far in 2015, we have engaged over 2,500 students and teachers in learning about ecology, botany, pioneer-life, Native Americans, and Appalachian crafts.
We offered our first Environmental Literacy Workshop for K-12 teachers in the region.
We continue to work with 45 families, representing over 200 individuals from the community, to grow beautiful gardens that provide a healthy and sustainable food source for daily meals.
We serve our local community through events such as Day Camps for children in grades K-12 to experience the way Kentucky pioneers lived and worked, Fall festival and Trunk or Treat for local children and adults, a free dinner honoring Veteran's, and a community presentation of the Nativity Play in our historic Chapel.
We appreciate all contributions and are prudent in our use of financial resources. Your financial contribution makes it possible for Pine Mountain to carry out its mission and to continue to be a strong institution in an underserved area.