CFES has many organizations that provide new and exciting opportunities for CFES students. The organizations CFES makes connections with are:
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.
The GARDEN EARTH NATURALIST (GEN) club integrates scientifically strong curricula with outdoor investigations and stewardship/ service learning projects. A UGA sponosred program that stresses teamwork and thus creates a non-competitive, non-threatening environment for students. The interdisciplinary, learner-centered activities encourage problem solving and critical thinking. The active learning techniques using 'real world' relevant subject matter are consistent with current research about children learn.
Perfectly Polished, Inc The Eqiquette School was founded to instruct young people in the social graces necessary for their day-to-day activties since 1986. Ms. Debra Lassiter and Mrs. Cindy Haygood are the founders and instructors for Perfectly Polished Inc., The Etiquette School located in Athens, Georgia. They are trained and certified by the Protocol School of Washington, Washington, D.C. Perfectly Polished, Inc., The Etiquette School, recognizes the value of individual excellence in young people. Perfectly Polished is devoted to the promotion and development of poise, confidence, and a higher level of standards.
4H, a program of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, supports our CFES students in a variety of ways. The mission of Georgia 4H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and formatting attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. This missions 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;. Through monthly classroom lessons all 5th grade students get a sense of what 4H is all about. Additionally, 5th grade students can compete in CPA (County Project Achievement), and if chosen as a winner then the DPA (District Project Achievement) in a category supported by 4H's mission.