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Dartmouth's Project Clothing Co.

We are in the middle of one of the wettest winters we’ve had in the last five years. Despite the cooler temperatures, a counselor at Dartmouth Middle School noticed a need for weather appropriate attire for students. She asked staff members to donate jackets and other clothing for students, and the idea formed to become the Project Clothing Co.


In an effort to encourage students to follow school expectations, students earn Dartmouth Dollars for displaying characteristics of being responsible, respectful, and safe. Students can use their Dartmouth Dollars at the new Project Clothing Co. The store allows students to shop for gently-used items using their incentive money. The store’s grand opening was Friday, February 17th and the store will be open one to two times per month going forward.


Principal Jennifer Martin said, “The intent of the Project Clothing Co. is to provide alternative incentives for Dartmouth students, while uniting the community in and outside the school to support student needs and interests.”


After observing other students shopping in the store, one student had another idea. The student talked to a staff member and said, “I have a lot of clothes at home, and I would really like to donate some of my clothes to this project too.”


If you would like to donate to the Project Clothing Co., please contact Dartmouth Counselor Mrs. Alvarez-Drinkwater via email at


Thank you Mrs. Alvarez-Drinkwater and the Dartmouth staff for creating a positive and supportive culture at Dartmouth Middle School.

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