Service Learning Initiative

Acworth Achievers emphasizes commnuity service and servant leadership. Students are required to participate in at least one community service act per quarter.

Completed Service Learning Projects

2013:

First Annual City of Acworth Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - The City of Acworth held its first day of celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Acworth Achievers by giving a program as well as hosting the MLK Day of Service. Click Here to see pictures from the ceremony and service activity.

Acworth Achievers and Goodwill Charity Drive - The Acworth Achievers and Goodwill are teaming up for a charity drive to collect items that will be resold. All proceeds are going to support Goodwill's Job Training and Placement Programs. The Achievers will also be visiting a Goodwill location to see the behind the scenes of Goodwill's donation and career centers.

Horizon Kickball League - For yet another year, the Acworth Achievers will serve as "buddies" to assist their friends in the Horizon Kickball League. The Achievers will be paired with an athlete to ensure everyone has a great time and to help out in any way they can.

Mostly Mutts - Wanting to make an impact with more than just the people of the local community, the Acworth Achievers will be volunteering with 'Mostly Mutts', an animal adoption and rescue agency.

Sickle Cell Annemia Foundation of Georgia -  The Achievers will participate in this years' 34th Annual Sickle Cell 5K walk and 7K run in support of a fellow Acworth Achiever who battles the disease. They will be raising funds and hope to beat last year's donation of $100.

Doug Davis Community Garden -  Striving to continuously build onto their community garden project, the Acworth Achievers will be adding their very own 'Achiever-made' bird houses and bird baths to compliment the plant life of the garden. The gazebo will also gain life with a fresh coat of paint.

2012: 

Black History Month Presentation -  Becoming a popular event of the program, students brought a smile to the face of long time Acworth resident in their annual Black History Month Presentation. The honoree for this year was Claude Johnson for his part in local history as the coach of the first African American little league baseball team in Acworth, GA. Click Here to see pictures from the presentation.

3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service - In its third year, students gathered to pick up trash and debris from the surrounding neighborhoods. This year the day of service had one of its largest turnouts of volunteers keeping Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream alive!

Horizon Kickball League - Continuing to help their peers, participants served as buddies helping their friends in the Horizon Kickball League. The Acworth Achievers were paired with an athlete to help them in any way necessary to allow the kickball player to enjoy their day out on the field. 

Doug Davis Community Garden - Continuing the tradition, the Acworth Achievers community garden project has taken a life if its own. Participants in 2012 added plums to their wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. Acworth Achievers partnered with the youth of NorthStar Church for a one day community work day that included the addition of floral arrangements surrounding the exterior of the Roberts School Community and Education Center. Click Here to see more pictures.

Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Georgia - Students participated in the 33rd Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk and 7K run raising $100 for sickle cell anemia research in support of a fellow Acworth Achiever who battles the disease. Two students placed first and second in the 14 and under age group for the 7K run!

2011:

Rachel's Challenge-  Rachel's Challenge is dedicated after Rachel Scott, who lost her life in the Columbine shootings. "She had a theory that if you go out of your way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction.  People will never know how far a little kindness can go."    The Achievers decided as a group to show support of Rachel's Challenge by creating a banner of their hands and writing how they have accepted the Challenge.  This banner once completed, will be displayed as a reminder of our support in the Challenge. Click here to see pictures of the process.

Black History Month Presentation - As an annual event, the students of Acworth Achievers recognize influential African Americans in the community at the February City of Acworth Council Meeting. Honorees for the year were Tuskegee Airman Leonard Collins Hall, Jr. and daughter Attorney Angela Brown who was the first African-American female to serve as District Attorney of Cobb County. Click here to see the brief presentation.

2nd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service - In its second year, students gathered to pick up trash and debris from the surrounding neighborhoods. Helping spread the word of the event and the program, Patch.com's Angela Chao covered the event and the video can be seen right here.

DoSomething.org Epic Book Drive - After sorting through hundreds of donated books, the Acworth Achievers sent over 100 books to the City of New Orleans, LA to assist in their efforts to restock the city’s public school libraries.

Doug Davis Community Garden - Becoming an ongoing activity for the Acworth Achievers, the community garden project has taken a life if its own. Participants in 2011 added grapes, peppers, and sunflowers to their assortment of fruits and vegetables. The Robert School gazebo was also restored to its original color after a few coats of paint.

Horizon Kickball League - Learning to help peers is a lesson the Acworth Achievers were able to learn first hand in this community service activity. Participants served as buddies for the Horizon Kickball League which affords special needs athletes the opportunity to engage in America's favorite childhood game. The Acworth Achievers were paired with an athlete to help them in any way necessary to allow the kickball player to enjoy their day out on the field.

2010:

Black History Month Presentation - While learning about influential African Americans, students made local history by recognizing local influential African Americans at the February City of Acworth Council Meeting. Honorees for the year were the first black students to attend North Cobb High School: Larry Griffin, Pastor Gloria Gainor, and Beulah Ross ; The only African-American City Aldermen: Tim Houston and Doyal Hill; The oldest serving deacon in the state of Georgia, Associate Minister of Zion Hill Baptist Church and one of the original constructors of the Historic Acworth Beach House: Amos Durr.

1st Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service - Students began an annual tradition of making the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "A day on, not a day off". Students picked up trash and debris from the surrounding neighborhood and restored life to the Doug Davis Community Garden.

Helping Haiti Campaign - Partnering with the Brother's Brother Foundation, students collected toiletires for the earthquake victims in Haiti. Acworth Achievers shipped three large boxes of items within a month of the catastrophe.

Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Georgia - Students participated in the 31st Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk and 7K run raising over $200 for sickle cell anemia research.

Doug Davis Community Garden - After restoring life to the garden during MLK Day of Service, students maintained the garden throughout the spring. The garden included squash, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and corn.

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Achievers Spring Break in Boston, MA.


The Expanding Horizons and Acworth Achievers programs have selected participants for an all expense paid trip to Boston, Massachusetts. The group will be taking a four day trip that will consist of historical tours as well as new and innovative tours of the city. The participants will enjoy tours of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Laboratory and Museum, the Museum of Science, and Plimoth Plantation. They will also have an opportunity to visit Salem and enjoy the Salem Witch Museum. We cannot wait to explore the great city of Boston!

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