Six High School High Tech students in the Albany High School High Tech program attended the community service project in December 2015 to benefit the Salvation Army by Ringing the bell at the Albany Mall. The Students activities started with a scavenger hunt at the mall that involved them using technology (their cellphone) to document their findings. Students were given the Scavenger Hunt rules sheet for the game. The scavenger hunt list consisted for various signs, items and people throughout the mall that the students had to located. While one group participated in the scavenger hunt, the others rang the bell for the Salvation Army and sung Christmas Carols. This activity allowed students to utilize social skills and improve their ability to work as a team. Students were also told how the funds collected in the Kettle would benefit people in need in the community.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.