Sleeping Quarters: All volunteers will sleep in the gym. You will need to bring air mattresses or cots, pillows, and sleeping bags.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: We utilize the school cafeteria and kitchen.
Showers: We build showers outside that are used throughout the summer.
Recreation Space: Throughout the summer different spaces in the school will be used for recreation and evening gatherings. There is some green space in front of the school and a short walking trail on the outside of the property.
Closest Medical Facility: Kentucky River Medical Center, 540 Jett Dr. Jackson, KY 41339
About the Community
One-page fact sheet on the county
History of ASP in the County: We have been in Breathitt County for many years. We typically stay with Jackson Independent Schools and this year they are getting major construction upgrades to the school so we are working with the Breathitt County School District to stay at one of their elementary schools.
County Seat: Jackson City, KY
Major Employers: Coal Mining
Per Capita Income: 15,574
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 32.5%
Interesting Facts: During World War I the county filled its quota of service men by volunteers only. They had so many sign up there was no need to instate the draft.
Learn more about the area by visiting the Chamber of Commerce website and visiting the official Breathitt County, KY website.