Each year GSCA selects a service project to sponsor. Donations to the service project can be made when yearly dues are paid, at conference or at any time through the website.
This year the Georgia School Counselor Association project will focus on sickle cell disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention “About 1 in 13 Black or African-American babies is born with sickle cell trait (SCT) and SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births.” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). This years’ service project is near and dear to Dr. Hester (GSCA, President), who is a trait carrier of SC, but also had a sister who passed from SCD. This year we will partner with the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. to bring awareness and help educate school counselors and district personnel about this disease. If you want to learn more about this foundation and disease, please check out the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Inc. website at https://sicklecellga.org/.
School counselors -- we need your help in brining awareness to this disease and foundation. Every counselor who joins GSCA this year and attends the GSCA conference will have an opportunity to donate money. This year our goal is $1,000. School Counselors we can reach this goal and more if you donate just $5 when registering for conference or renewing your membership.
A fabulous prize to be announced will be awarded to the region with the most donations raised!
This year GSCA will also attend numerous events with the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc, such as the Sickle cell 5K Race/Walk on September 11, 2021 at 9:00 am in Atlanta. If you want to register for this event please go to www.sicklecellrace.com or call 404.755.1641. GSCA will run under Team Pam if you'd like to participate.
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The American Heart Association
Caleb Caped Crusaders
CURE Childhood Cancer
Joey Brewer Children's Playground Fund
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta