ATLANTA - Through the Hands On Atlanta Discovery Program, several members of the Georgia State volleyball team visited Parklane Elementary School on Saturday, March 17.
The Discovery Program is a volunteer-led concept that visits schools on Saturdays to support the Monday-Friday teaching. Through small groups and individual attention, the program encourages the importance of education. The college students serve as a positive force in the value of an education and offer help in getting the young children through some hurdles.
Taking part in Saturday's visit were sophomore Emiily Averbeck, freshman Andrea Noe, sophomore Loren Byerly and junior Jamiee Freeman.
Parklane Elementary School is located in East Point, Georgia, closer to the airport and about eight miles from the Georgia State downtown campus. Parklane has worked with the Discovery Program since it was formed back in 1990.
GSU student-athletes combine to serve more than 5,000 volunteer hours in the community with projects like this over the school year.