Project Outreach Gulf Coast (POGC) is a unique organization in many ways. We believe in spreading awareness, acceptance, and understanding of those with disabilities throughout the community. Project Outreach Gulf Coast is committed to building relationships between those with disabilities and their nondisabled peers that change both parties for the better. We hope to inspire a domino effect by doing whatever it takes to open the eyes of our community and the world to seeing that people with disabilities are more like you than different.
Shooting 2 Change is an annual event that was created to spread autism awareness throughout the state of Alabama. Currently, Alabama is one of five states in the country that does not cover autism as an insurable disorder. Every year, we send Shooting 2 Change t-shirts to coaches all over the state. We encourage them to wear the shirts to their basketball games during the week of January 23-28 to help spread awareness.
Watch this Video to learn more about why we are Shooting 2 Change.
We created Project Outreach to develop relationships between individuals with disabilities and their non-disabled peers for the better of them both. Typical students are seeing such individuals as friends rather than defining them by their disability. We want to make sure we can do whatever it takes to build relationships especially with individuals with disabilities, so they can experience all aspects of school life that they, unfortunately, don't have the opportunity to experience.
Currently, there are 15 school service club chapters with new ones being added each year. If you would like to start a Project Outreach chapter at your school and join this growing organization, please contact us. Our goal is to produce a change in our world that is both contagious and effective. We would love for you to be a part of this change.