Spring Festival Gives Sociology Students a Fun Chance to Learn

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(Acworth, Ga. – March 21, 2013) The weather may disagree, but the calendar says spring has sprung. In recognition, approximately 120 Chattahoochee Technical College students held a Spring Festival at the North Metro Campus for about 60 Choices 2 Clients with the Cobb/Douglas Community Services Boards.

The Choices 2 program by the Cobb/Douglas Community Service Boards is a community service program for adults with developmental disabilities. Clients are provided with opportunities in the program that focus strengths, abilities, and needs of each person, providing an environment for personal enrichment and growth.

The 120 Chattahoochee Technical College students, who are all taking Introduction to Sociology this semester, organized the event that included interactive activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, snacks, photo booths and games. Students created a party atmosphere with music, lights, confetti cannons and plenty of opportunities for interaction.

“Students are expected to consider a range of mental and physical limitations and develop appropriate activities for an interactive Spring Festival,” explained Sociology Instructor Leigh Keever. “Students have been asked to create sensory activities, provide music for dancing and engage in the social construction of reality, as discussed in class. This project is part of the service learning requirement for my Introduction to Sociology students as a tool for community engagement and reflection of concepts that are standard for our introduction classes.”

The Chattahoochee Technical College Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement is committed to supporting efforts to combine academic instruction with service in the community in order to assist students in pursuing educational, career, and personal goals. Learning which is enhanced through service affirms the value of human life and creates a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, community connectedness, and social responsibility. Chattahoochee Technical College uses the service learning model to combine academic instruction with service in the community. Projects range from children, animals, health, crime prevention, seniors/elder care and the environment to many others.