Humble ISD Mosaic program adopts trail in Jesse Jones Park
Humble ISD Mosaic program recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly adopted trail at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. Harris County Precinct 4 Jones Park Superintendent Darlene Conley Hostetler and Volunteer Coordinator Kim Hammond presented the Mosaic program with a certificate from Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle recognizing them for their dedication and initiative to encourage lifelong learners in the community.
Jones Park recently relaunched their Adopt-A-Trail program. The program offers organizations of all sizes to sponsor a section of the trail system by controlling invasive non-native plants and conducting routine trail maintenance.
“The outdoors has always brought me so much joy and I wanted to share that passion with our Mosaic students,” Tim Craig, Mosaic paraeducator said. “Volunteering in the community is something our students can take ownership in, inspiring stewardship and service.”
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the students were led on a tour of their new trail by Assistant Park Director Matt Abernathy. During their tour, he talked the students through the best ways to take care of their trail. Groups are asked to commit to at least one year of maintaining a section of the trail. Mosaic plans to visit their trail monthly.
“The trail adoption program is a great opportunity for those who are trying to get outdoors more,” Hammond said. “The students will be helping improve the park for both guests and native wildlife.”
Mosaic is the innovative transition program for Humble ISD students receiving educational support services through a modified high school curriculum. Mosaic serves students who are between the ages of 18-22 years old, have completed all of their graduation and state testing requirements through their home campus and are ready to begin the active process of transitioning into young adult life. The program focuses on preparing and empowering young adults with self-determination and self-advocacy skills across four learning domains: Adult Living, Employability, Recreation and Leisure and Life Long Learning.