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C A T S
As a part of the Community Action Team for Service (CATS), GCSU students serve the surrounding area by leading experiential programming for students in local schools. Members of CATS may facilitate educational or team-building field trips, lead educational presentations in area schools, judge science fairs, organize and run camps, and work with Boys and Girls Clubs. (cats.gcsu@gmail.com)

First Book
This program works with the Early Learning Center to promote reading. Volunteers read to each class at the Early Learning Center on a regular basis. First Book also helps organize GCSU's annual "Seuss Celebration" which is held on or near March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday. On this day volunteers will visit every elementary class in Baldwin County and read their favorite children's book to a class. (firstbook.gcsu@gmail.com)

Kids On The Block™
This program allows college students to teach that "different isn't good or bad, it's simply different," through the use of puppetry arts. This program features large hand-crafted puppets with a comprehensive curriculum designed to education elementary school age children about people with disabilities. A Kids On The Block™ presentation is an unforgettable experience. (kidsontheblock.gcsu@gmail.com)

Project Impact
The purpose of this event is to provide an alternative program for educating students about issues and needs in our community. This event is in the form of a monthly Blockbuster® movie, speaker and information about volunteer placement opportunities in our community. The entire event is around a centralized social issue. (projectimpact.gcsu@gmail.com)

Project Vote Smart
This program allows students to educate other students about registering to vote, educating them about the voting process on local and national levels, encouraging them to vote and also encouraging them to become informed voters.  (votesmart.gcsu@gmail.com)

Scrubby Bear
This American Red Cross program works with local Elementary Schools to teach children in kindergarten the importance of properly washing their hands, and helpful information about germs. (scrubbybear.gcsu@gmail.com)

Smiley Kids Club
This dental health awareness program educates children on the importance of proper dental hygiene and how to correctly brush their teeth. This program also teaches children the importance of visiting the dentist and what to expect when visiting the dentist for the first time. The program is presented each February for National Children's Dental Health Month. (smileykidsclub.gcsu@gmail.com)

Superstars after School Program
This Oconee Prevention Resource Council (OPRC) program allows students to work with elementary aged children in an after school setting. (superstars.gcsu@gmail.com)

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