The 4th graders went to Savannah during the summer of 2014. There, they learned about the history of the area and had the opportunity to visit Fort Pulaski and take a boat tour of the Savannah River, where they took in the sites and history of the city.
Learning to Interview!
Susan Wilson from the UGA Career Center visited the Y.D.S.P. to teach the girls about how to be successful in an interview. To give them interviewing experience, the older members of the Y.D.S.P. will act as the employers & sew pillows, then they will hire younger members as employees to hand sew the pillows closed.
The 5th grade members explored Florida during summer 2014. There, they learned to crochet, experienced Daytona Beach, and visited a chocolate factory, Epcot, and Gatorland.
During the summer of 2014, the Y.D.S.P. headed to Tchula, Mississippi. There, the more experienced girls taught citizens of the area how to sews. During the trip, the Y.D.S.P. members also visited Memphis, Tennessee, Mud Island and the Mud Island Museum, and the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
Visiting the University of Georgia and Superior Court in Athens, Georgia
Learning About Turkey!
One of our volunteers traveled to Turkey. When she returned she came to share with the Y.D.S.P. stories from her trip, interesting facts about Turkey, and even some authentic Turkish food!