District Ten in the Community: Thomasville Literary Fun Fest
Photo and story information from JPM Shalonda Brinson
Recently, the Thomas County Community Services Office (Thomas CSO) embraced the importance of reading for the future of Georgia's youth and local communities by participating in the Summer Literacy Fun Fest in Thomasville on June 16th. Hosted by Thomasville City Schools, the Summer Literacy Fun Fest focused on introducing the community to Ventures on Broad, a fun therapeutic program designed to help children and adolescents with mental health disorders. The Summer Literacy Fun Fest also introduced the Footsteps 2 Brilliance literacy program. That program provides the opportunity for parents and organizations to register their kids for reading programs around town.
JPPS Orlando Coleman with JPM Shalonda Brinson
Featuring giveaways, face painting, food, vendors and storybook style games for the kids to enjoy, the Summer Literacy Fun Fest provided something of interest to everyone who attended. Thomas CSO JPPS Orland Coleman and JPM Shalonda Brinson operated a DJJ information table with literature and spoke about juvenile justice issues to all who were interested.
The Department of Juvenile Justice thanks the Thomas CSO Team and District Ten for their ongoing commitment to community improvement.