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At one time the great forests that blanketed Western North Carolina had been burned and almost flattened by the early settlers. However, there were three visionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--George W. Vanderbilt, Frederick L. Olmstead, and Dr. Carl Schenck--who began a conservation movement resulting in the creation of the Pisgah National Forest and a forest management school that was a model for the country--the Biltmore Forest School.
Tami Moss is director of the Rise and Shine Freedom School, an after-school program held in the Bethel \"A\" Baptist Church in Brevard. The school began ten years ago with twelve children and today has more than fifty. \"The after-school tutoring program is designed to teach youth about justice and civil rights, but participants also come away with an education in their heritage and a sense of who they can become.\" Not one child who has completed the program has dropped out of school.