Public Achievement at Blandy Elementary
Blandy Elementary School – Georgia College Public Achievement
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.