Over the past few years we have supported Communities in Schools. While the mission, employees and assistance remains the same, the new name of the charity is ELEVATE Coweta Students. We continue to support ELEVATE financially and with our time, volunteering to mentor each week at Ruth Hill Elementary.
ELEVATE has a single mission: to provide services and support to students struggling to remain in school and graduate This effort begins with Site Coordinators who serve as advocates for our students who need the assistance. The Site Coordinators help identify students in need of assistance and connect those students—and family members—to community resources that can help remove obstacles to student success. The effectiveness of ELEVATE in creating excellent students and better future citizens is incredible, consider supporting them!
Join us for the 13th Annual Oscar After Party Gala benefiting the Newnan~Coweta County Boys & Girls Clubs! At this black tie event you can dress your best and walk the Red Carpet on February 22, 2020, at the Newnan Centre. The evening will be filled with delicious food, cocktails, fabulous live & silent auction items, and supporting a great cause.
The Boys & Girls Club works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. The trained and professional staff serves the youth of Newnan and Coweta County at two clubs. The programs focus on helping kids succeed in school, live healthier, and become leaders. No child is ever turned away for lack of financial resources. The annual Oscar Night Gala helps to fund the clubs.
Please consider joining Marie and me for the 2019 Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride in Moreland, Georgia. This event will take place on October 6, 2019 at 8:00am. There are 12 mile, 25 mile and 66 mile options to choose from. You can register in advance at: Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Bike Ride.
The Coweta Ferst Foundation is dedicated to providing age-appropriate books for every child under the age of five in Coweta County. This mission is important because:
- Sixty-one percent of low-income families do not have a single piece of age-appropriate reading material in their home;
- One-third of Georgia’s children start school unprepared to learn; and,
- Seventy-five percent of Georgia’s students who are poor readers in the third grade will remain poor readers in high school.
The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary and the larger the child’s vocabulary, the more likely the child will be a proficient reader. However, in order to read with a child, books must be in the home.