Cobb County transition academies to host social and visit with Georgia’s First Lady
by MDJ Staff
November 16, 2011 04:05 PM | 3888 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal will be talking to students from four Cobb County transition academies about the importance of volunteering Friday morning.

Hillgrove, Osborne, Kennesaw Mountain and Pope high school students who attend the transition academies are hosting their second annual “Service Social” at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 86 N. Marietta Parkway in Marietta.

Lisa Leiter, a Hillgrove teacher, said this year’s social is aimed at teaching the young people about volunteering in the community.

Deal will be talking about volunteering with the students and hearing about their program and how they work in the community.

“We will be participating in a couple of different services projects as a group,” Leiter said. “Our purpose of the social is two-fold. We will be volunteering as well as encouraging our students to advocate for themselves.”

A transition academy serves students ages 19-22 who are intellectually disabled. The programs at each high school helps students who have met their academic requirements learn life skills.

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