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Cobb County children who experience facial trauma from dog bites do not often have funds for facial therapy after the attack. These children grow up with life long scarring that has lasting effects on their mental health and physical appearance. We have plastic surgeons donating part of their fees as a discount, and we will raise funds for the rest.
Zion Keepers, Inc. provides rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing for our homeless Veterans. The life-skills training and effective case management are essential for the successful transition from homelessness to stable housing.
This program expansion will guide parents through the process of helping their daughters grow as they experience deliberate, intentional connections and interactions with them. Research shows parent engagement has a positive influence on student success and positive outcome regardless of socioeconomic level, race, or parent’s education level.
The Independent Work Program is a paid, 6-week working reference and job-skills training course to assist low-income individuals to get back on their feet. 100% of all proceeds go toward participant scholarships.
This past year the 5 Lions Clubs in Cobb County provided vision screening for more than 20,000 students and families in Cobb County. With this grant, an additional machine can be purchased which will now allow the Lions to provide vision screening in the Marietta City Schools, private schools, early learning centers and health fairs.
Family Kickstart Georgia is non-profit committed to working with at-risk youth and families through engagement, and resourceful learning. We are committed to promoting full and healthy functioning by empowering and meaningfully engaging youth and families through mentorship, literacy, adult education training, and access to opportunities.
My Birthday Matters provides birthday gifts to economically disadvantaged and homeless children. Many families struggle to provide the basics to their children and are unable to celebrate birthdays. Simple Needs puts smiles on kids' faces by providing gifts, a backpack of school supplies, socks & underwear, books and party supplies to kids who might not otherwise celebrate their birthday. Comfort Kits are duffel bags packed with full-sized toiletries for residents at local homeless shelters.
We will be expanding our Youth Leadership Development program to provide the means necessary for 5 additional youth to join in on our year-long IMPACT development program with a full scholarship. Participants attend a Leadership Training Weekend in the spring, our 5 week-long summer camping program, and then Fall Connection to stay involved.
Our Fresh Market Produce Program will provide an additional $200 each week to supplement our inconsistent and insufficient donations to allow all our clients quality nutritious choices. We will supplement the donations we pickup at local groceries with purchases from the Food Bank and Wholesalers.
This grant will fund an exhibition inspiring a love for the natural world. Interactive play structures will be built throughout the Gardens. Exhibits will stimulate imagination, discovery, and activity! This grant offers a two-prong approach to involve children and teens – funds will be used to buy materials to construct play structures. Each structure will be designed and built by high school students. By underwriting admission and tour fees, we will also be able to engage as many families
Connecting Students with STEM through Birds is a holistic approach to teaching STEM concepts through the lens of birds. Partner schools receive an outdoor classroom featuring native plants and nest boxes; a set of binoculars; field guides and fiction/nonfiction books; & programs delivered by Atlanta Audubon naturalists. Funding will allow us to add this program at North Cobb HS.
To truly impact generational poverty, we strive to help students at over-burdened Title 1 high schools pursue and attain college degrees or professional training beyond high school. Our program provides career and college introductions, college entrance test prep classes, and help with applications for admission, financial aid and scholarships.
This grant will expand an initiative, that provides workshops to students of CCCEPA, focusing on physical & mental health wellness and college preparatory skills. The demanding schedules of these performing arts students requires this augmentation, to further increase their positive outcomes through high school and into college and careers.
The camp will be increased to a 2 week experience for 100 youth. We encourage high self esteem, identify the many forms of bullying, social media, and discuss other important topics. Camp Integrity will empower youth in the South Cobb community with strength of character and enable them to become a positive influence among their peers. We will provide tools for social behavior to overcome a negative impact of bullying . The vision is to enhance the virtues of sincerity, respect, kindness, whil
School Break Enrichment STEM/Fitness Camp provides Path To Shine students in Cobb County the opportunity to attend camp that blends hands-on-STEM activities with sports. Ranging from 3D printing, drones, and music to playing basketball, hockey and soccer, the campers will enrich their minds and also benefit from physical activity.