Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work Georgia Cyber Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

https://twibbon.com/Support/gca-cares-2

Please track all community service efforts and hours here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12Cares

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaCyberAcademy


July Community Service - clean up a park

JULY – Support the Power of Parks!

July is Parks and Recreation Month. This year's theme is Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery. The National Recreation and Park Association is challenging everyone to explore the "undiscovered" power of parks!

Together, let's celebrate the unique role parks play in our communities!

Order a K12 Cares Fundraiser T-shirt

Order your K12 Cares t-shirt this month and help keep our parks clean and beautiful!

Project Description

Clean Up a Park!

  1. Join as at an organized group event below, or individually partner with your community park to clean up litter, plant flowers, or remove invasive plants.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community tee! Proceeds will be donated to the National Recreation and Park Association.
  3. Take photos of your park cleanup and share them on your school Facebook page by July 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

Event Name: GCA Community Service - Power of Parks
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, Georgia

Description: GCA Cares! and invites you to join us in support of the community.Do you live in or around the Cook County area and want to participate in a student community service project? Join GCA students & families to promote the Power of Parks in the local community. Students will have the opportunity to participate in trail maintenance and learn about the flora and fauna of the park. Current, prospective and community families are welcome to participate. A school representative will be on site and offer information about enrollment with Georgia Cyber Academy. Please register so we have a count for planning purposes. And please remember your permission/photo releases.

See you there!

Link to register: http://my.info.k12.com/GCAInPerson20180719_01RegistrationLP.html
 


Three kids at a lemonade stand fundraiser

JUNE – Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Help change the lives of children with cancer, raise awareness, and empower others to help find a cure by partnering—alone or as a group—with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Project Description

Set Up a Lemonade Stand

Be part of a national movement to fight childhood cancer—one cup at a time!  Visit the foundation's website for all the details.

  1. Choose your location, date and time, and register your Alex’s Lemonade Stand. (We encourage children to participate every step of the way, they will just need an adult to help them register.)
  2. You can choose to have an event kit mailed to you and you’ll get a personal event coach from Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help answer your questions.
  3. Take photos of your lemonade stand and share them on your school Facebook page by June 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

GCA Community Service Project

June 14, 2018 @ 10:00AM – Auntie Anne’s, Mall of Georgia (Buford)

June is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and our charity is Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Auntie Anne's is a major sponsor of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and we will be supporting the cause. Community Service hours can be logged for this event. 

We will have a guided tour and overview of the Auntie Anne's store and learn how their pretzels are made. Following this we will enjoy one of those pretzels and lemonade (or other flavored beverage.) 

Current, prospective and community families are welcome to participate. Cost is $5 per person which will be collected at the store. A school representative will be on site and offer information about enrollment with Georgia Cyber Academy. Please register so we have a count for the store.

A school representative will be on-site to answer questions about enrollment with our school.

All are welcome! Register today!

http://my.info.k12.com/GCAInPerson20180614-Buford_01RegistrationLP.html


Stamp Out Hunger Logo

MAY – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

You're invited to participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

Saturday, May 12 is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. On that day, letter carriers all over the country will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes.   

This is a wonderful opportunity for you, individually or as part of a group, to show support for local families in need. Watch this video to see the difference you could make.

Project Description

Fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items. Leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 for your letter carrier to pick up. Or organize a food drive in your community and deliver food to a local food bank or shelter.

Take photos of your donations at your mailbox or distribution site and share them on your school Facebook page by May 31.

Photos

In May, GCA students spelled out “GCA CARES” using their donations of canned and non-perishable food at their outing in Piedmont Park.

GCA Cares spelled out with canned food donations


Pinwheels for Prevention

APRIL – Pinwheels for Prevention®

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!

Photos

 

 

Volunteers making pinwheels at a picnic table

MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project

Events

No in-person events
 

Photos

Not available


FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

Events

GCA Cares!  Share the Love! (Kingsland, GA)

Photos

Valentines made by students