Education

GREAT START GEORGIA

All youth ages 0-5

Intervention Area:

  • Reading
  • Head Start
  • Families
  • Screening

Partnerships:

  • DeKalb County Board of Health
  • Scottdale Child Development Center
  • Partnership for Community Action
  • Oakhurst Medical
  • Refugee Family Assistance Project

Services:
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, which previously awarded 300,000 in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to DeKalb County to expand evidenced-based home visitation, this award will serve as the year four funds for this program. DeKalb County will utilize two evidence-based home visiting models in the Clarkston and Scottdale Central DeKalb County communities. Parents as Teachers and Early Head Start-Home Based Option, which is a blended EHS/PAT program.

 

RISE UP

All youth ages 11-13

Intervention Area:

  • Parental Involvement and Support
  • Student Attendance Rates
  • Leadership Enrichment
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution
  • Social and Behavioral Challenges
  • Academically At-Risk Students

Partnerships:

  • Freedom Middle School

Services:

DeKalb County’s R.I.S.E. UP Leadership Development Program is designed to serve middle-school-aged males’ students of color residing in DeKalb County. This culturally enriched leadership and literacy program aims to educate, empower, and equip these students to develop coping and resilient skills that will ultimately lead to overall success. The R.I.S.E. Up program consists of a curriculum component and a mentoring component to provide these students with a community of support and network to prepare them to be leaders.

 

SIGHTS N' SOUNDS

All youth ages 15-18

Intervention Area:

  • Team building & Communication
  • Increase non-cognitive skills
  • Cultivate positive social behaviors
  • Creativity & Leadership Development

Partnerships:

  • Red Zone Entertainment
  • Full Sail University
  • DeKalb County School of the ARTS
  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
  • Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
  • DeKalb Entertainment Commission
  • VOX Atl

Services:

 

The Sights N’ Sounds Program is designed to provide high school students that have interest in pursuing a career in the visual and media arts. This program exposes youth to the film, art, music production, radio, photography and recording industries. The Sights N’ Sounds program is to provide training to youth between the ages of 14-18 that assist them in achieving their educational and vocational goals. While working with peers, professional individuals, and community partners, participants will have the opportunity to receive assistance including supportive services, production workshop, music and media training, photography workshops, and so much more!

 

 

UNIVERSITY BRIDGES

All youth ages 15-18

Intervention Area:

  • College Readiness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Leadership Skills

Partnerships:

  • DeKalb County Juvenile Court
  • Savannah State University
  • Savannah State University Alumni Association South DeKalb Chapter
  • Miller Grove High School

Services:

The Office of Youth Service’s University Bridges Program aims to equip DeKalb County high school students to post-secondary exposure. Though a series of forums, workshops, and hands-on experience, our goal is to promote and stimulate an appreciation for colleges and universities. Having youth gain an opportunity of hands-on experience, may increase their motivation to go to a post-secondary institution.