Since 1968, Academic Outreach (AO) has provided engaging programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students and adults in the Middle Georgia area. Programs are facilitated by GCSU students in a variety of locations and delivery methods such as in-school visitations, after-school programs and field trips to Lake Laurel, GCSU Main Campus, or Andalusia. Because we are funded through a generous endowment from the Kaolin Industries of Georgia for Science Education, many of our programs are science or environmental based, but we also range in programming from history and team building to art and music. As a member of the Community Action Team for Service (CATS), students of many majors reach out into the community through Academic Outreach.
The mission of Academic Outreach is to promote positive learning experiences and trainings for people of Baldwin and surrounding counties through hands-on activities provided through field trips, class visits, after-school programs and special projects.