The Griffin Elks Lodge #1207, through their work with the Elks National Foundation, made a $3,500 donation to the Butts County Life Enrichment Team. L.E.T. is part of the Georgia Family Connection Collaborative working together to build a better Georgia.
Proceeds from the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth’s 26th Annual Swing Fore Kids Golf Classic will help to offset the cost of the Floyd County Teen Maze and fund grants for nonprofit organizations, and other programs and events that support children and teens.
Polk County’s Complete Count Committee—which includes county and city representatives, public health officials, local media, parents, and leaders from local schools, libraries, and churches—brainstormed new ways to promote the census, particularly in hard-to-reach neighborhoods.
The new Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education (SOLVE) Program provides additional childcare funding options for students ages 5-12 whose school systems have opted for virtual-only learning models during the pandemic.
With many parents returning to work, families are not always able to stay at home and assist their children with virtual instruction. DECAL is offering families the ability to search for child care for school age children enrolled in distance learning.
Twiggs County Family Connection Executive Director Lea Toney, spoke with 41NBC about a recent project that kept kids reading over the summer and how the organization plans to continue to serve the community.
Seventeen Georgia community organizations have been selected to receive technical assistance and funding from the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services through its State of Hope initiative, which provides opportunities for local community programs to enhance what they’re already doing to improve the quality of life for Georgia families.
DFCS Director Tom Rawlings says DFCS has been working on ways to strengthen and empower families in order to help the children in them. Several years ago, in partnership with Georgia State University (Child Welfare Training Collaborative) and Georgia Family Connection, the State of Hope initiative was launched.