FOLEY -- Some Foley High School students and community members attended an informational meeting in the City Hall building Thursday on how to improve the town.

The Initiative Foundation, Foley Area Chamber and the City of Foley are working on a project called, "Thriving Communities."

The Initiative Foundation is offering to give the City a $20,000 grant to make improvements.

The meeting was held to recruit interested people to a task force. The committee will meet and evaluate what they think needs improvement.

Foley students were offered an extra credit assignment to think of ways the community could be improved.

Senior, Macie Wenner says the town should include more safe places for teenagers to socialize.

Community member, Brian Laverdiere says he'd like the town to put up a digital sign along Highway 23 advertising local businesses.

Other suggestions were to add a campground and community center. Task force members are expected to serve on the committee for one year.

For more information on how to get involved in the "Thriving Communities" project contact the program manager for Community Development, Dan Frank at 877-632-9255 or email