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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.
Literacy skills are critical for success. Children from low income families often need additional help to gain the skills required. Our Literacy Program will expand in depth and size to better support the literacy skill s of girls. Through the implementation of new reading software, girls will strengthen reading skills and track outcomes.
Though we regularly secure funding to cover tour expenses for Cobb County Title I students, transportation costs are not covered. This expense, which is passed on to the students, often prohibits our most vulnerable population from taking advantage of this opportunity. This grant would cover the transportation expense of these students.
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We are requesting funds to convert our old library into a state of the art learning center to be used by our tutors in support of our children’s educational needs. Computers, furninture, and educational supplies will be needed to modernize our old space into a relevant, reliable, and sustainable learning center for our children.
Due to a need for alternatives for rising youth into the workforce, this expanded program allows 25 Cobb middle school students to turn community ideas into engaging videos that will be shared worldwide with opportunities for a business launch. 100 Cobb students will have access to entrepreneurial resources via a website and app for smart phones.
The Parent University component of the Anti-Bullying program is designed to change lives by helping parents better understand youth and to be jointly involved with bullying prevention. Parent University provides consitent and integrated tools for bullying prevention among youth.
Funding will allow us to identify & use proven skills to help suicidal people via "Talk Saves Lives"; reduce stigma, shame & fear to create safe communities equipped to respond appropriately to depressed/suicidal people; produce proactive communities which trailblaze & model the direction for other counties' faith communities on how to walk the talk of saving lives.