Region 6—Strengthening Families and School Success

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Kids in Region 6 pitch in to help with gardening

Georgia Family Connection turned 25 in 2016, so we’re taking you on a journey—region by region—throughout our anniversary year to show you the landscape for children and families across our state. This month we share the 25 things you need to know about Region 6, located at the geographic center of the state.

Region 6 is the place to be in the spring for the state Banana Pudding Festival and International Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s where you’ll find the Peach Capital of Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and Aviation Museum. Unfortunately, it’s also where you’ll find a childhood obesity, poverty, and high-school dropout crisis.

The 11 county Collaboratives in the region are bringing partners together with a common goal to strengthen families and help students succeed. Promoting healthy living, offering Bridges Out of Poverty training and GED recruitment events, making literacy for all ages a priority, working to prevent child abuse and neglect, and revitalizing communities are just some of the ways the Collaboratives are moving toward their goal.

Georgia Family Connection regional map of the state

Watch this video, produced by the coordinators in Region 6, to see how they’re bringing partners together around common goals to strengthen families and help students succeed:


We believe that by working together we can nurture children and families who thrive in vibrant communities—everywhere. So get involved with your local Georgia Family Connection Collaborative:

Baldwin County
Baldwin County Family Connection
Janet Cavin

Bibb County
Community Partnership, Inc.
Travis Blackwell

Crawford County
Crawford County Family Connection, Inc.
Tawanna Harris-Woodson

Houston County
Houston County Family Connection
Tian Foss

Jones County
Jones County Family Connection
Joy Carr

Monroe County
Monroe County Family Connection

Travis Blackwell

Peach County
Peach Interagency—Peach County Family Connection, IAC., Inc.
Sheila Rahim

Pulaski County
Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Family Connection
Edna M. (Vonnie) Berryhill

Putnam County
Putnam County Family Connection
Adam Swymer

Twiggs County
Twiggs County Family Connection
Tamiko Horne-Williams

Wilkinson County
Wilkinson County Family Connection
Dianne Orr

Go back to find out 25 things you need to know about Region 5working to ensure that every child and family will thrive along the Antebellum trail in northeast Georgia.

Check back in July, when you’ll hear from Region 7.

Georgia Family Connection turned 25 this year. If you’re part of a family, or you’re someone who supports families and communities in this state, this milestone anniversary should matter to you. Find out why.