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.
Towns County Family Connection, in partnership with Towns County Board of Education, received a $10,000 planning grant for the expansion of school-based health services in our community.
Now in the third year, the Family Connection sites of Towns, Union, Lumpkin, and White, in partnership with the Enotah Judicial Court Circuit, received a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (formerly Governor’s Office of Children and Families) in the amount of $100,000. This grant is to reduce felony commitments and short term placements among juveniles in the circuit.
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The Towns County Mentor Program hosted their annual Winter Holiday Party on December 5, 2012. Mentors and Mentees spent this time together making holiday crafts and enjoying refreshments and a time of fellowship. The photos show some of the students with their mentors.
January is National Mentor Month: M = Memorable, E = Encouraging, N = Nurturing, T = Teaching, O = Opportunity, R = Rewarding
These are just some of the possibilities you will experience as a mentor.
The Towns County Mentor Program takes volunteers from the community and Young Harris College and matches them with students enrolled at Towns County Schools. During the school day, students and volunteers meet weekly for up to an hour on the school’s campus. This time is spent building friendships and providing role models to the students.
To become a mentor you must complete an application, consent to a criminal background and fingerprint check, and attend an orientation session.
You CAN make a difference in the life of a child, become a mentor. What a better way to start out the New Year!