Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
High school students from Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a SACS-CASI accredited, private, non-profit independent school dedicated to students with special needs, began a program designed to support the needs of the community. Students chose a specific area of the community they felt needed assistance, and with the help of a teacher, students chose the Community Action Center. The Center works with adults from the Sandy Springs community to feed the homeless. The Cumberland students felt they could have a direct impact on their community by helping to distribute food at the Center.
Each Friday, Cumberland high school students help shelve and stock the pantry of the Community Action Center. In helping the Center feed the homeless, Cumberland students are given a lesson of helping others. The school administration believes that this is not only a good way for the school to give back to the community, but also a way to help students develop skills for later in their lives.
“We are happy to provide an opportunity for our students to experience service to others by volunteering at the Community Action Center. This is a wonderful outreach program for the school, and in addition it helps our students build the skills that will be necessary in the workplace,” said Don Sasso, Principal of Cumberland Academy of Georgia.
Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2008 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit http://www.cumberlandacademy.org.