ASP has been in Breathitt County for many years. ASP typically stays with Jackson Independent Schools and this year they are getting major construction upgrades to the school so ASP volunteers are working with the Breathitt County School District to stay at one of their elementary schools.
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Sleeping Quarters: This is an air conditioned facility. Females will sleep in the library, and should bring a few fans, as it tends to get a little stuffy without them. The males sleep in the air conditioned gymnasium, and the gym is divided in half so there is still recreation space.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a cafeteria that closes after meal times due to strict TN State laws. There is plenty of space for fellowship and eating! The cooks have been with ASP for 10+ years and always look forward to volunteers returning.
Showers: There are outdoor showers with 3 stalls per gender, and there is hot water!
Recreation Space: There is half of the gymnasium for recreation space. There is also a jungle gym and plenty of field space for games outdoors.
Closest Medical Facility: Newport Medical Center (about 20 minutes away)
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous. You can see the Smoky Mountains in the distance, and you will likely enjoy some switchback roads!
County Seat: Newport, TN
Major Employers: Cocke County School System, The State of Tennessee (forestry service, prison, etc)
Per Capita Income: $18,113
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 27.8%
Interesting Facts:Rocky Top, a summit found in Cocke County, became famous in the Osborne Brother’s anthem “Rocky Top” that also became University of Tennessee’s unofficial fight song.