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Project Lift PreK Program

Listing Last Update: February 27, 2014

Location

19128 Young Street
Fairhope, AL 36532

Primary Contact

Mark Stejskal

(251) 928-9148

mark@rotaryyouthclub.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV

Program Overview

Through a grant from the Community Foundation of South Alabama, a pilot program, Project Lift: Baldwin's Path to Prosperity, was created to address the multidimensional issue of poverty. Project Lift uses an integrated approach which focuses on 1) an early-learning experience for children, 2) job skills training for their parents, and 3) wrap-around and family-support services from throughout the community. This pilot program was initiated by the United Way of Baldwin County and the following organizations were involved: Rotary Youth Club, Faulkner State Community College (Ready To Work program and GED program), University of South Alabama - Baldwin County Campus, Fairhope Public Library, Goodwill Easterseals VITA program, and various other family service organizations. In 2014, more organizations will be asked to assist in delivering the needed services. In order to participate, the family must meet certain requirements. They must be low-income and most importantly the family must agree to participate in all three areas of the program. The parent/caregiver must participate in the adult portion of the program, the child must participate in the PreK program and the family as a whole must seek at least two of the family services that are offered. Each family does complete a needs assessment prior to the start of the program and a unique plan is designed for each family based upon their needs. The Rotary Youth Club delivers a PreK 4 program and serves as a liaison between the parents/caregivers and the other two areas (job skills training and family support services). Registration and information sessions will be held in May and June for potential participants.

Hours of operation: M-F 8am - 12pm (noon)

Cost info: Currently, this program is free of charge to participants.

Program Status:
Active