Meeting Families Where They Are in Region 9

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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 9, located in southeast Georgia.

Sunny Rogers, a Georgia Family Connection Partnership community support specialist, said what she loves most about working in Region 9 is that all 15 Collaborative coordinators there have fantastic ideas on how to work out of the box to reach families where they are, to provide resources, and to help families become their definition of success.

Sunny said every coordinator comes with a wide array of unique skill sets. “Some are great fundraisers, some great organizers, and others can plan wonderful parent engagement events,” she said. “But they don’t sit back and take the praise. Instead they share each success and help each other replicate strategies that work.”

Watch this music video, produced by the coordinators in Region 9, 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:

Appling County
Appling Community Connection
Amy Rediger

Bleckley County
Family Connection Community Partnership (Cochran/Beckley County)
Regina Smith

Candler County
Candler County Family Connection
Lisa Rigdon

Dodge County
Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County
Debbie Connell

Emanuel County
Emanuel County Family Connection
BJ Williams

Evans County

Evans County Family Connection
Judith Hawkins

Jeff Davis County
Jeff Davis County Family Connection Council
Denise Darley

Johnson County
Johnson County Family Connection Collaborative
Kristie Brantley

Laurens County
Dublin/Laurens Commission on Children, Youth and Families
Connie Smith

Tattnall County
Tattnall County Family Connection
Becky Anderson

Telfair County
Telfair County Family Connection
Joel Rogers

Toombs County
Toombs County Family Connection
Paige Williamson

Tri-County—Montgomery, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties
Tri-County Family Connection
Kristy Bennett

Wayne County
Wayne County Family Connections Incorporated
Lana D. Wright

Wilcox County
Wilcox County Family Connection
Amy D. Thompson

Read about the 25 things you need to know about Region 8—where 16 counties located on the central western border of the state are working together to bring change for those living in poverty by providing food and essentials—and bringing hope—to children and families in need.

Check back in October, when you’ll hear from Region 10.

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.