Welcome to Save Our Students Academy
This website offers life-saving and enrichments activities with our youth’s welfare foremost in mind. A variety of programs (academic, career, cultural, social and abstinence programs in violence, tobacco/ drug/alcohol use and premarital sex are critical components of the program. To achieve these goals, we encourage volunteers who share our goals to get on- board in leadership roles to make a positive difference in the lives of our children. After you have had an opportunity to check out the various activities, you may contact us for more information. e-mail Ruby J. Thomas at our site. Once again welcome as we “save one life at a time.”
SOS Mission Statement
Save Our Students Academy, Inc., was established in 1994 to effectively address the critical problems of violence among and by elementary, middle and high school students through structured rehabilitative training, counseling and other activities in conjunction with their parents, juvenile/criminal justice systems, educational and community institutions.
SOS Admissions Policy
SOS is established to address the incidence of violence among youth of all ethnic backgrounds. It, therefore, admits students without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. In accordance with its policy, every effort is made to ensure that the Academy’s standards are maintained at all times.
SOS has two newsletters. One, the Saturday Academy Newsletter is a weekly newsletter that keeps students informed about their individual activities, current social, cultural, political and economic events for discussion. It also highlights upcoming community service activities, holidays and special events pertinent to educational opportunities such as college and employment recruitment. Also included among many other topics include information about driver’s license, dating, summer internships, various workshops and campus tours.
The bi-monthly newsletter, is directed toward parents and the community in general. Similar to its nautical name’s meaning, the anchor’s intent is to keep these individuals and organizations from drifting “aweigh” from SOS and the students and to keep them informed on current and upcoming events such as activities, field trips and fundraisers. It is distributed by student participants and/or by mail.
Seven Deadly Sins
One particular piece of information that is regularly included is the Georgia Code section 16- - - commonly known as the Seven Deadly Sins whereby youth, age 13-16 can be tried for certain serious offenses such as Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Aggravated Sodomy. If convicted, the child is sentenced to serve ten years on each without possibility of parole.