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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.
SDPPP would like to add a crisis line and mobile crisis unit in 2021 to provide seminars, prevention training, workshops, private coaching and mentoring, and coordination of community-based resources and referrals in order to stop suicide. We need $10,000 in order to do so.
The project will convert a conference room into a multipurpose room that can be used for various treatments (art therapy, trauma-informed yoga, etc.) that will increase Richmont Trauma Center's capacity to serve those suffering from trauma, mental illness, and/or substance abuse. Richmnont is committed to serving vulnerable individuals who otherwise couldn’t access needed mental health care.
P2L will provide five block classes of evidence-based prevention as a part of the health curriculum at MHS. In addition, P2L will screen for substance abuse, provide short-term intervention for those at medium to high-risk for addiction with a referral to treatment with P2L clinical staff as indicated at MHS, PLC and MAPS schools.
Mental health is a national public health issue. In response to school shootings, suicides and overdoses, Cobb parents sought out assistance. This program uses graduate students to assess, analyze and create innovative solutions for mental health to be replicated in our community’s schools. We will use an interdisciplinary, empowerment model.
This grant will Improve the organization infrastructure. With the funds we can hire and fund a Bookkeeper, CPA, Webmaster, Social Media Coordinator and be able to fund an Advertising program. By hiring these people it will help us keep up with the growth of the organization.
The proposed project brings together resources to improve communities via a free, public initiative. Physical and Mental Health (flu shot)/ Educational Development (Local College Fair)/ Economic Development (Job Fair for Veterans) / Social Action (Voter Registration / Arts and Cultural (Local Artist Displays) / Emergency Response (smoke detectors).
Currently an average of 30 individuals/teams come out on a Saturday and spend 8 hours on a build out in the hot sun to help build or renovate a house for a family or Veteran. Each Saturday according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines (and it's just nice) we must provide water, Gatorade, breakfast, lunch and snacks.
This program was created to build relationships between Citizens and Officers to better serve our community. We take disadvantaged children and pair them with local Officers who shop for presents for themselves and their family. We measure our progress by how many schools, families and children we are able to help because of our programs
This program is structured to prepare financially challenged Cobb youth, ages 14-18, for the Georgia Conference, where they will train for college scholarships. Youth will have the opportunity to train and prepare (through workshops, classes, and auditions) for the State and National Theater Arts Conferences, which will not only enhance their performing arts skills, but improve and develop "life skills" (i.e. communication, creative problem solving, team building). They will also interview for