While a teacher at Hardy Elementary School in low-income Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brittany Harris was worried about the low test scores of students in the Hamilton County School District.
She knew that for students to bring out their best in academics, they needed to have the involvement of their parents. This would require parents making frequent visits to schools. Yet, that has proven difficult largely due to a lack of transportation and other work obligations.
Harris then realized that she had to create an avenue for learning that would also connect parents to their children. This avenue, to remain effective, should be mobile, she thought.
That was how she birthed the idea of turning a bus into a mobile classroom to basically connect with parents and families right at their front door.