Monday, May 14 2018 15:54

Growth Report Proves Head Start's Worth

Written by Randy Weldon
The recent growth report for four-year-olds served by the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council Head Start Program indicates that children are making significant progress among the six domains of measurement. Children are assessed in the fall, winter, and spring of the school year. Click here to view a graph that shows the gains from the fall assement to the spring assessment by indicating the percentage of four-year-olds who met or exceeded widely held expectations for each domain. It is often asked if Head Start is a worthwhile investment. We feel that these gains provide a resounding answer of YES! We…
Friday, June 29 2018 14:58

Students Say YES! to Twenty-18

Written by Randy Weldon
This summer the Agency once again hosted the innovative Youth Enrichment Summit (YES!) summer day camps at five sites throughout Southwest Georgia -- Albany, Bainbridge, Blakely, Camilla, and Moultrie. The purpose of Twenty-18 YES! is to provide youth ages 12-14 with the opportunity for experiences to enrich, empower, and inspire them to reach their full potential as students and citizens. YES! is offered free of charge to participants and provides a well-rounded slate of activities based on the STEAM model that focuses on science, technology, engineering, agriculture & art, and math & money management. Campers learn by hands-on participation in…
Friday, August 03 2012 12:44

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Written by Randy Weldon
August is typically recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), highlighting the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. It's a great reminder to our nation that people of all ages require timely immunization to protect their health. Immunizations (or vaccinations) aren’t just for babies and young kids. We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases and illness. NIAM is the perfect time to promote immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots. SWGACAC supports and encourages…