DJJ in the Community: Ocmulgee River Cleanup DJJ Staff  at:  10/4/2013  

DJJ IN THE COMMUNITY: OCMULGEE RIVER CLEANUP



One of the unofficial goals of the Department of Juvenile Justice is to teach the youth in our care the importance of giving back to their home communities after their time with us is over. Part of this ongoing community education includes a respect for local surroundings and the need to be good stewards of the land and environment.


Recently, the Department of Juvenile Justice's Dodge Court Service Office partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to hold a service learning project cleanup at the Ocmulgee River Sandy Hammock boat landing in Pulaski County. Led by JPPS II Jeff Lowery, JPPS II Jessie Mincey, and JPM Jeff Johnson, youth and adult volunteers learned the importance of keeping the river landing clean of debris. After several hours of collecting trash, the volunteer team then learned about lawnmower mainteance and safety which they then put to good use by cutting the grass around the boat landing. Other youth leveled out uneven dirt and sand around the landing with rakes and shovels.



Even though most the time spent at the boat landing was dedicated to serious clean-up, the youth participating were also able to learn more about the natural area around them. Department of Natural Resources Ranger Ronnie Beard told stories about the history and facts of the Ocmulgee River while also stressing the importance of making good life choices such as staying in school and avoiding bullying. During a lunch of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, Ranger Beard gave an overview of the newest fishing and gaming laws in Georgia.


As the day project ended, the fruits of the hard work put in by the volunteers became crystal clear. Over 425 pounds of trash were collected and transported to to the Pulaski County Courthouse where a representative from Rivers Alive, Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event, tallied the numbers and disposed the waste.


Congratulations again to all of the volunteers for participating in this great service project event.



 


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     DJJ Cares: Volunteering for the Telfair County Summer Lunch Program DJJ Staff  at:  10/3/2013  

DJJ CARES: VOLUNTEERING FOR THE TELFAIR COUNTY SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM



This summer, youth from the Telfair Court Services Office/High Intensity Team Supervision (HITS) helped to warm up the hearts of those in their community by volunteering for the Telfair County Summer Lunch Program. Preparing and serving lunches for disadvantaged families in the area, the Telfair HITS youth learned the value of teamwork and the importance of giving back to those most in need. While the problem of family poverty is a serious concern, the youth involved enjoyed themselves during their time working on this successful project.


Special thanks go out to the Telfair County Summer Lunch Program supervisors:


Annie Moore, Community Volunteer


Brent White, JPPS III


Corilus Harris, JPPS I


Tommy Brown, JPPS II


 


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     DJJ in the Community: Marguerite Neel Williams Boys and Girls Clubs Fundraiser DJJ Staff  at:  10/3/2013  

DJJ IN THE COMMUNITY: MARGUERITE NEEL WILLIAMS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS FUNDRAISER


DJJ District 10 Director Laura Pike (center) with Dominic Ford of the Thomasville Police Department and Ruby White from Southwest Georgia Technical College


Recently, the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Thomas County hosted a charity golf tournament and the Department of Juvenile Justice was front and center in showing its support. DJJ District Director Laura Pike, who also sits on the Board of Directors for the organization, led a contingent of juvenile justice staff attending this worthwhile event.


Proceeds from the tournament support local youth ages 6-18 in a variety of ways through after-school and summer programming designed to improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing skills and values during critical periods of growth.


The Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club mission enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With three locations serving youth in Thomas and Grady counties, MNW Boys & Girls Clubs purposefully promote the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of boys and girls.

The Club strives to give children the opportunity to successfully navigate the obstacles of their childhood. Most of the Club’s programs and activities are conducted after school, providing a safe and structured place during the times that children are most likely at risk of harm and getting into trouble.


To learn more about the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club, visit them on the web at http://www.mnw-bgc.org/.


 


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     Photos from the Milan Youth Development Center Open House DJJ Staff  at:  9/30/2013  

Photos from the Milan Youth Development Center Open House


On September 28th, the Georgia Preparatory Academy, Milan Campus held their Fall Open House to the parents and guardians of youth in the facility. Guests were given an overview of the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) and Counseling Program, the General Educational Development (GED) Program, the Graduate Education Prgram (GEP), and information regarding the General Curriculum. Special guests at the Open House included Mayor Jimmy Kirkland of Milan, DJJ Associate Superintendent Dr. Audrey Armistad, Curriculum Director Ms. Keisha Douglas, GPA Macon YDC Principal Dr. Letunya Walker, and hosting the event Milan YDC Principal Relus Lucear Jr.















The teachers and support staff at the Milan YDC would like to thank everyone involved who attended this Open House to learn more about the educational process at the Department of Juvenile Justice.


 


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     Views from the Field: Muscogee Youth Development Center Open House DJJ Staff  at:  9/30/2013  

Views from the Field: Muscogee Youth Development Center Open House



With the motto of "Focusing on Your Future", the Georgia Preparatory Academy at the Muscogee Youth Development Center hosted its Fall Open House on Saturday, September 28th. After an initial program, visitors were given a tour of the classrooms at Muscogee where they could learn more about the curriculum taught, grading procedures, and the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program.









The teachers and support staff at the Muscogee YDC would like to thank everyone involved in making this a successful Open House for all who attended. Special thanks goes out to all the families and visitors who took the time to learn more about the educational process at the Department of Juvenile Justice.


 


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