Each class elects two representatives who organize and identify community service opportunities. The primary objective of Partnerships in the Community is to prepare GPS students to be the most engaged members and leaders of our current and future communities. PIC gives each of us the opportunity to volunteer with community agencies much as we have in the past and, at the same time, allows many of us to go beyond basic service into the realm of service leadership. Service leadership, partnering with Chattanooga community agencies, schools and volunteer organizations, can be a powerful force that occurs when students discover their heart to serve, answer the call to lead, and exercise the courage to engage in improving our community. PIC’s mission is to teach leadership and improve our community simultaneously.