Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning will hold its second annual fundraiser to benefit Experience UGA on April 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
The event will celebrate the success of the program this year in bringing almost 9,300 Clarke County School District students on field trips to UGA colleges and schools. The goal next year is to bring all 13,000 CCSD students to campus.
UGA faculty, staff and students who led Experience UGA trips will showcase some of the programs that were offered this year. CCSD Superintendent Phil Lanoue, a teacher, and several students will speak about the importance of these field trips. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Room at the State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. in Athens
Light refreshments will be provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Cali N Titos and Insomnia Cookies.
The event is free and open to the public, and cash, check or credit card donations will be accepted on site.
About Experience UGA
Experience UGA is a partnership between the Clarke County School District, the UGA Office of Service-Learning, and the Office of School Engagement in the UGA College of Education. Through a variety of field trips, CCSD students participate in hands-on, curricular-based learning activities. The goal is to foster interest in the pursuit of higher education among the 13,000 Clarke County students. The Office of Service-Learning reports jointly to the vice presidents for public service and outreach, and instruction.