...you get what you give.
Each 4th & 5th grade GT student is expected to perform at least 18 hours of community service/volunteer work this school year. It is suggested, that nine hours be reported on the online form, per semester (two nine weeks). This promotes character and social responsibility, encourages involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills, provides settings for your child to develop interpersonal relations skills, and eventually can grant scholarships.
As a member of GT, your child will be given many opportunities to volunteer at our school and other community locations. Mr. Cobb will inform of you many volunteer opportunities, but you will likely need to search elsewhere and find some volunteer experiences on your own in order to complete the requirements. Local organizations where students may spend time volunteering include the public library, PAWS animal shelter, nursing homes, local churches, and many more.
Any time you complete a volunteer event, you should fill out the form documenting your experience and submit it immediately. Do not save up volunteer experiences to log and be turned in all at once; rather, do it each time after you volunteer. This form, as well as many other GT thing, may be found on this website. You can also find out how to log your hours on the online form in the video below.
GT is not only about intelligence, but it is about promoting good character which includes those things that challenge us in the social and emotional realms as well. It is our belief that community service will do just that. As Dabo Swinney once said, "Let the shine that shines in you shine brighter than the light that shines on you!"