South Georgia Tech Student Organizations Spend March Serving Others
CORDELE – Throughout the month of March, South Georgia Technical College students from the Crisp County Center campus could be found around the community participating and volunteering at different events.
Members of the campus’ Student Government Association (SGA) and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) devoted their time to at least three causes during the month, helping with the Great American Cleanup campaign, participating in a suicide prevention walk and assisting with the Crisp County Teen Maze event.
SGA and NTHS representatives teamed up with Keep Crisp Beautiful and Crisp County 4H to kick off the Great American Cleanup campaign. To follow the ‘Litter Wars: A New Hope for a Cleaner Crisp County’ theme, participants dressed in their best ‘Star Wars’ costume and picked up litter in the community. 2018 marks the 20th year for The Great American Cleanup campaign – a campaign that engages more than five million volunteers and participants on average every year and impacts more than 20,000 communities nationwide.
Members of both student organizations later participated in the first annual “Nobody Walks Alone” Suicide Prevention Walk – an event that was meant to bring awareness about suicide and to start a conversation about the topic. The event was organized by Becky Vaughn in member of her son, Brandon Jacobs. The event will be held on an annual basis, and will honor a different person each year. Five members representing both organizations showed their support for the cause in the walk.
Finally, students participated in the Crisp County Teen Maze event at Crisp County High School. The event is a life-sized interactive game that teaches teens about the potential consequences and uncertainty that can be associated with sexual involvement. Teens make their way through the maze by drawing cards, rolling dice and spinning wheels to decide their fate. SGTC’s volunteers were on hand to interact with the teen participants, serving in different ‘service areas’ in order to make the simulation more real.
SGA and NTHS members often participate in year-round community service projects to help the community while putting their leadership skills to the test.