Community Based Instruction Teaches Students about Helping Their Communities
The Students Exploring Transition Services (SETS) Program is one of Cobb County School District’s Transition Programs for students 18-22 who have been served through the Special Education Department. Students in the SETS program participate in job skills training four days a week and Community Based Instruction (CBI) one day a week.
Recently, students on the Marietta Campus of Kennesaw State University who participate in the SETS program have pledged to volunteer at MUST Ministries four times a year as part of their CBI. The students are learning about how rewarding it can be to give back to others in their community. They have discovered that just a few hours of volunteering can make a huge impact. On November 22, 2019, the SETS students and their instructors volunteered for the second time this school year. The group checked holiday bags to make sure they contained all of the required contents. After checking the bags and stocking the ones that needed it, the group boxed up the bags and got them ready to send out into the community. Their efforts helped MUST Ministries in its efforts to give 4,000 children in the Cobb area access to Christmas gifts this holiday season.
Brenda Carter, Director
Contributing Author: Kristin Pewitt, Transition Coordinator & Mark Driscoll, KSU/Marietta Transition Coordinator