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Seminole County Family Connection

Listing Last Update: January 3, 2017

Location

203 E 6th Street
Donalsonville, GA 39845
seminole.gafcp.org

Primary Contact

Megan Baldwin

(229) 524-8303

scfamilyconnection@gmail.com

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Seminole County Family Connection is a member of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership network. We began our literacy initiative many years ago with the introduction of a reading tutoring program for Pre-School and Kindergarten students enrolled in our local school system. The students come in twice a week to receive one-on-one tutoring with a local volunteer. We also sponsor an annual family literacy and game night to promote family involvement in education as well as help to provide access to books for each child to take home at this event. Additionally, we host an annual workshop for parents, Parent University, to get helpful information about education and the importance of literacy every summer before the school year begins. At this workshop, the parents also receive a backpack full of school supplies for their child. We also help support local literacy efforts by working with Ferst Foundation to provide access to books at home, help with a local golf tournament to raise funds for dictionaries for every 3rd grade student in our community, as well as many other efforts.

Mission Statement

Our collaborative mission is to serve as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for Seminole County's children and families. Our collaborative goal is to improve reading skills for Seminole County children, so that all students are able to read at or above 3rd grade reading level, by 3rd grade.

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"It was great being able to attend the parent workshop this morning. I have learned a lot that I believe will not only help me, but my son as well. Thank you for the backpack and supplies. [My son] just lit up with so much happiness when I brought it home." - Parent University attendee and mother of a Reading Lab student

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Our programs are open to the public, but primarily involve families and students that are enrolled in Seminole County Schools or our local Head Start program. Our total population for Seminole county is 8,804. Of that population, 26.4% of individuals are considered to be living in poverty. Currently 42.7% of children in Seminole county live in poverty - yet 45.8% of them are achieving proficient learner or above on the Milestones ELA assessment and 91.2% of our teens are graduating on time. A great deal of that is and should be accredited to this community's dedication to literacy and programs such as these.


Data provided by Georgia Kids County, gafcp.org/kidscount and the U.S. Census American Community Survey, 2010-2014 estimates and SAIPE.

Program Status:
Active