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Public Achievement at Blandy Elementary


Blandy Elementary School – Georgia College Public Achievement
January-May 2011

Ten Georgia College students coached five PA groups of 5th grade students during the second year of the GC Public Achievement program. The college students formed their own PA group and were coached by their professors during the fall semester.

Coaches  for web

The Abuser Refusers chose animal abuse prevention as their project. They interviewed the director of a local animal rescue organization and subsequently designed and painted a portable mural for the Have a Heart, Save a Life organization.

The Abuser Refusers

The Six Star Bully Busters focused on anti-bullying advocacy and created a series of informative posters for students moving from the school system’s elementary schools to the middle school.

Bully Busters for web


The Lifesavers group decided to address child abuse. After interviewing a domestic violence victim advocate from the county Solicitor General’s Office and verifying the need to raise awareness among their peers, the group created and distributed several hundred brochures with helpful tips and contact information.

The Lifesavers for web


Hooray for Homes
identified homelessness and particularly food insecurity as their issue. The group interviewed the director of Café Central, a soup kitchen that serves over 300 people every week, and determined that a food drive to help stock Café Central’s warehouse would be a practical project.

Hooray for Homes for web

The Clean Machine
raised awareness and modeled pro-active citizenship by addressing the litter problem in and around the elementary school. In addition to gathering trash and speaking with the principal, the group created a web site that is linked to their school’s web page.

The Clean Machine for web

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