July 29

4-H Students Tour the Park!

IMG_5015Centennial Olympic Park welcomed 50 of the brightest students in Eastern Georgia, from mountains to the seaboard, to learn more about the history of Atlanta and our campus. Part of the 4-H Program, which is the nation’s largest youth development organization the group learned about the legacy of the 1996 Olympics and its’ impact on Atlanta today. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through “hands on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship. Led by our own Lisa Stock and Morgan Smith-Williams, the high-school students had a great time, despite the heat! Here’s a photo of the students having a great time by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern day Olympic Games!