NBC Signs Up For 'School Pride'

NBC is hoping to inspire some “School Pride” this fall.

The network announced earlier this week that they will air “School Pride,” a two-hour special which focuses on empowering a community to renovate an aging public school and at the same time, inspires students, parents, and teachers to rediscover a sense of pride.

The show will follow students, teachers and parents at Enterprise Middle School in Compton, Calif., as they motivate their community to renovate the educational facility. Cameras will follow the motivated masses as they work on everything from re-painting and re-carpeting to improving the utilities, and updating the technology systems of the school.

A team of experts will help out with the makeover process and will assist them.

Cheryl Hines, from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Denise Cramsey, from “Extreme Home Makeover” and “True Beauty” are executive producers on the special.

“The success of a school transformation doesn’t just help one family or one group of students. It helps multiple families, and helps them for generations to come,” Cramsey said in a statement. “The transformation will help teachers achieve greater success in the classrooms, raise property values, and give the community a reason to be proud of their schools again. This special will be proof of what a small group of Americans can accomplish when they work together.”

Those interested in volunteering to help can call (310) 896-4317 or visit the Web site at www.SchoolPrideVolunteers.com.

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