Education-Related Funded Programs

Afterschool Program - Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA

Serves at-risk youth ages 6-18 in five core program areas including education and career development, character and leadership development, arts, health and life skills, and sports and recreation. All youth are able to participate in fun educational field trips and receive one snack.  This program also focuses on parent engagement. In addition, members learn healthy conflict resolution skills.


Autism Support - Easter Seals of East Georgia, Inc.

This program has been designed to provide transition services to young adults on the autism spectrum who desire to participate effectively in academic, vocational and recreational pursuits after high school and into full adulthood. These individuals are provided guidance in how to comfortably navigate and establish social networks, access academic assistance through campus services, prepare effectively for job interviews and to adjust socially while in job training or to new jobs. This program also helps to conduct a once-a-month social event for program participants to further develop their social skills and their network of friends. A Parent Council is also present that provides information and education to parents.  


Children's Day Shelter - Family Promise of Augusta

A cost-free Day Care Shelter for homeless families that have children under the age of 18.  This program allows for children to be transported to and from school, and if a child is not enrolled in school they are taken to the Day Care Center for certified educators to facilitate daily lessons. Guests of the home who are currently in transitional housing are also eligible for daycare services to ensure children receive the best education and care they can. 


Food4Kids - Columbia County Community Connections

This program coordinates the collection and delivery of approximately 600 bags of food for Columbia County children each week. This program employs a coordinator who meets with 30 schools and as many partners to ensure the program is administered properly. Coordination of this program requires continuous communication with schools and church volunteers and the ability to react quickly.


Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. 

Direct Delivery is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) delivered by Girl Scout staff directly to at-risk girls in a safe setting during the school year and over the summer, where girls already are: at schools and community centers. Girls earn badges, complete Journeys and do service projects building skills that will help them succeed in school: confidence, problem-solving skills, teamwork, character, healthy relationships, and peaceful conflict resolution skills.


Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. 

Girl Scouts in volunteer-led troops build curiosity & confidence, become better problem solvers, seek challenges & learn to envision their future by earning badges, completing Journeys, attending camp, & doing service projects. Girls gain
confidence & form positive identities as they work together to develop healthy relationships, learn to resolve conflicts constructively, & build problem-solving skills all of which are critical to girls' well-being & set the stage for success in school.


Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program - Columbia County Community Connections

The Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program, also known as The Dream Academy, provides after-school programming to at-risk elementary students from North Harlem and Euchee Creek elementary schools with an academic, social or behavioral need. Nearly all students that attend the Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program qualify for free/reduced lunch or meet 300% of the federal poverty level. Students receive help with homework, academic subject tutoring, arts and crafts, career exploration, nutritional instruction, physical education, and financial literacy.


Income-Based Child Care - The Family Y - Child Development Center

Childcare services for children between the ages of 2 weeks to 5 living in the greater Augusta area who need childcare and who have been identified by national poverty guidelines as low income.


Learning for Life - Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc.

Learning for Life offers programs designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. Learning for Life helps youth develop social and life skills, assist in character development and formulates positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.


Mentoring -  Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.

Students in grades PreK-12 are matched with individual, class or group mentors who serve as an adult guide for them and a community partner for their parents. Mentors help students to focus and make better decisions regarding their present and toward their future. Mentors are trained and commit to spending at least 30 minutes per week with students. 


Summer Camp -  Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA

The summer program is a total youth development program that focuses on age-appropriate academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship over eight weeks. Members receive a healthy lunch and snack daily, along with academic skill building, tutoring, and physical activity. Program also focuses on parent engagement.


Teen Leadership Training -  Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.

Middle and high school students participate in a leadership initiative that promotes positive social values. Future Female Leaders, Wise Guys, and Teen Scene Camp (2-week camps) offer motivational workshops that focus on building self-esteem, personal accountability, critical thinking skills, goal setting, bullying prevention, community involvement, and respecting one's self. 


Traditional Scouting -  Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc.

Delivered through Cub Scouting (Boys 7-11), Boy Scouting (Boys 11-18) and Venturing (Coed 14-20). A year-round program that offers age-appropriate activities that promote character development, physical fitness, and citizenship training. Youth develop leadership skills, outdoor skills, and understand the importance of service to others. 


Tutoring -  Communities in Schools of Burke County-Family Connection, Inc.

Youth in grades PreK-8 who are at risk of not moving on to the next grade level receive educational tutoring. Students enrolled in the tutorial program are paired with either a CISBC-FC or Foster Granny tutor. Tutors work with students for 30 mins to an hour on skills required to improve their academics. These skills range from word recognition, basic phonics, reading skills to basic math skills. Tutors are placed in classes or with students based on the needs of the students and evaluated in a timely manner.


Violin Program -  Fireside Ministries and Industries, Inc.

This program operates at Heritage Academy and includes 3 levels of instruction in the Suzuki method. Beginners meet on Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 (15 students); Advanced class is Tuesday and Thursday (same time with 12 students); Intermediate class is Wednesday and Friday (same time 20 students). These students range from 2nd to 6th graders. 





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