Stranger Safety Conference

Son-Shine Baptist Church – Modern Woodmen Youth Group

Presents:

Bartow County Sheriffs Department

 D.A.R.E OFFICERS

IN

STRANGER SAFETY CONFERENCE

Located at

Bartow Carver Park

3900 Bartow Carver Rd. SE, Acworth, Ga 30102

 

We would like to welcome you and your family out to Join us on Saturday,  September 13, 2014. 

New Beginnings Food Bank and Son-Shine Baptist Church is partnering with BCSD and have set aside this time to come together and teach the community and children about the importance of Stranger Safety and tips about what to do if you ever get in a stranger danger situation.

Also, come enjoy lunch, meet and greet our

County Commissioner Steve Taylor and enjoy Gospel Music during lunch by Bro. Duane Dover

 

Schedule of events are as follows:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             – Stranger Safety Course

   12:00 pm  –    2:00 pm – Lunch (hamburgers & hotdogs)

    2:00 pm –     4:00 pm              – Stranger Safety Course

 

For more information please contact:

Stephanie @ 304-419-2514 call, text or email me at

stephaniebass81@gmail.com

Volunteers are needed and welcome.

If you would like to volunteer please call or email the above number.

News, Special Events, and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will not meet this Friday, Please join us for Diagnosing Your Business (below). Bartow Collaborative will resume on Friday, Sept. 26th, 2014. A FEW MORE SEATS LEFT…. Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120. Registration is $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for those serving outside Bartow County. Registration includes lunch. To register, visit http://www.gcn.org/events/nonprofit-university/Diagnosing-Your-Business. For questions, contact Tina Grubbs @bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. MEETINGS….. Bartow Family Promise will meet THURSDAY, August 21st @ Heritage Baptist @ 6:30. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, August 18th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. Wrap Up Meeting for GAKAC will be held Thursday, August 21st at 10:00am in the Cornerstone Room at First Presbyterian Church. PARTNER EVENTS…
NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free August Lunch and Learns on Wednesday, August 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA 30161. Diet is a four-letter word, exer-cize is two four-letter words, and STRESS is, well, the worst word of all. So come take a break with us and learn about yummy, healthful eating, easy movement and how to put stress in a new perspective. We will also be addressing how to talk with your doctor about your health care and any accommodation needs.We will have chocolate, as well as lunch! Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or call 706.314.0008.
NWGA Center for Independent Living
You are invited to the first annual Don’t Come at All Independence Ball and Raffle.
Donations received before August 31st will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a brand new iPad with keyboard case. All proceeds support empowering people with disabilities. Donations of $25 could pay for grab bars so someone could bathe themselves safely, $100 could pay for a rolling walker with a seat, allowing a person with a balance disability to walk, and take a rest when needed, $500 could provide materials for a ramp, allowing people who use wheelchairs access to church, doctors, and grocery stores. Make checks payable to NWGA Center for Independent Living and mail to 242 North 5th Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30165. You may also visit http://www.nwgacil.org and click the Donate button. For
more information, contact Maia Santamaria @ msantamaria@nwgacil.org or 706.314.0008 x104. Soul Sista’s
Soul Sista’s Runaversary will be held October 11, 2014 at Sam Smith Park (1155 Douthit Ferry Rd in Cartersville). The 5K race starts at 8am and the 10k race starts at 9am, both to help sponsor the Soul Sista’s Scholarship Foundation for young ladies 17-29 and women 30 & up. Great giveaways T-shirts and Swag bags. Registration open until Sept. 28th – 5k $25.00 and $30.00. Register at http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/soul-sista-s-runaversary-5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or call 404-590-3492.

Important Dates, Meetings and Events in Bartow County Georgia

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN….

Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. To register, visit

http://www.gcn.org/events/nonprofit-university/Diagnosing-Your-Business. You do not have to be a member of Georgia Center for Nonprofit to register, however you will need to create an account (free of charge) to register. Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League. For questions, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

MEETINGS…..

Bartow Family Promise will meet THURSDAY August 21st location to be determined. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important gathering on Thursday, July 31st from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville. The Alliance is an interfaith, nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more information, contact Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or 770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, August 18th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

PARTNER EVENTS…

Goodwill Career Center

The August Calendar for the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available for download from http://www.goodwillng.org. The Center will host a multi-employer job fair Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, please contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org for registration form.

Tallatoona CAP, Inc.

Tallatoona is currently recruiting for their three and four year old preschool program. The program is full of educational experiences to ensure school readiness and comes complete with free nutritional meals and snacks daily. Eligible participants must be 3 by September 1st. Limited slots are available. To register for Bartow County, contact 770-386-2156 or call 770-382-5421

United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street. For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

June 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula
Crayons – 24 ct. box — Canned Fruit

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!

Important dates and new for Bartow County Georgia!

In partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Bartow Collaborative
presents Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main
St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia
Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social
services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for
those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. At the end of this
course participants will be able to:
-Identify key parts of your organization that can accelerate or hinder your growth.
-Evaluate current operations and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations
performance.
-Diagnose business challenges and areas for development. Participants will evaluate current operations
and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations performance.

Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of
the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League.

Visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review minutes from the May
23rd
Collaborative Meeting.

(all new) MEETINGS…..
Bartow Family Promise will meet this THURSDAY July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm at
Northpointe Church in Adairsville. Fundraising Tem will meet prior to the full team. For more
information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Mentor Bartow Team will meet next Thursday, July 24th, 2014 @ 9:00 am at The Teen
Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact Alaina Price @
APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human
Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important
gathering on Thusday, July 31st
from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville.
The Alliance is an interfaith nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to
share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more
information, contact Lynn Green @ Lynn Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or
770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Thursday, August 18th
@ 2:00pm at Teen Center
(140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

THINGS TO KNOW…
(new) FAMILY PROMISE LIVE 72-HOUR ONLINE AUCTION!
ONLY 10 HOURS ARE LEFT!!!! Visit the Bartow Family Promise website
http://www.familypromisebartow.com to bid on wonderful items. All proceeds are going to help the
homeless children and families of Bartow County through Family Promise.

(new) “Look Again” is DECAL’s (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)
campaign calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this
summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. The basic message of
the campaign: When exiting a vehicle, look again in and under every seat in the vehicle to
ensure that you don’t overlook. To check out the video, visit

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can
receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free
of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held
Saturday, July 26th
at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale
Road in Cartersville. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 19 @
http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. We are in DESPERATE NEED of volunteers! You can
sign up online as well!!!

PARTNER EVENTS…
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for
all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on THIS SATURDAY July 19th from 9am-
2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on
interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR
managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a
resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on
site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site
as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure
these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those
that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more
information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.

(new) NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free July Lunch and Learns on Wednesday,
July 16th
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA
30161. We will be talking about how the lives of people, with and without disabilities, have
changed in the past 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. We will
focus on the history, changes in attitude, people with disabilities as participants in society,
aging in place and universal design, and we will wrap it up with silly things that have
happened to us relating to our disabilities.Topics to be covered include Defining
relationships, healthy boundaries, safe cyber-dating, taking responsibility, love vs. lust, and
myths about sexuality and people with disabilities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a
disability or not; we all have questions about the complexities of relationships in today’s
society. The staff will share their knowledge and will use an “Ask-it Basket” where you may
put your written questions and remain anonymous. Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or
sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or
call 706.314.0008. Goodwill Career Center
To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative
website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 14th
or visit http://www.goodwillng.org.
For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.

Must Ministries
Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in
Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-
2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and
times 770.445.9303.

On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant
kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified
worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a
70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate
of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @
bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.

(new) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they
celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th
from
5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For
more information, contact 770-382-7224.

Cartersville Downtown Development
Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional
opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries,
various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to
see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th
, the Downtown
Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits
may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote
any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific
items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event
will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more
information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will
sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first
on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and
prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd
@ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire
Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child
welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact
Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.

Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is
now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching
Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m.
The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and
documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees
must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year
and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of
someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page
(http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more
information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU

Important News, Dates and Events for Bartow County Georgia

You are invited…
2014 Georgia Family Connection Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Friday,
October 24, 2014 at Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center. The Conference is packed
with workshops and guest speakers including Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman, The
Wingman Foundation, David Nelson, Master Instructor for VitalSmarts (an innovator in
corporate training and leadership development), and Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive
Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank. In keeping with Georgia Family Connection
Partnership’s commitment to the collaborative development and responding to Collaborative
requests, Bartow County has been awarded $600 in scholarship funds to community
partners interested in attending. Early Registration is $300.00 until July 15th, From July 16 –
Sept. 9, registration will be $350.00, and late Registration will be $400.00. For more
information, visit http://www.possibilities.gafcp.org. Please let Tina know if you are interested at
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
THINGS TO KNOW…
AID Alliance of Northwest Georgia
Effective at the close of business on June 30, 2014, AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia will
close permanently. HIV and AIDS related services in Northwest Georgia will be available as
follows: Medical Care for low-income individuals – Northwest Georgia Specialty Care in
Rome (706) 295-6701 or 1-877-531-2273. Housing for individuals and families who are
Disabled, Homeless and HIV-Positive – Highland Rivers Residential Support Services in
Rome (706) 233-9023 x2039. Free HIV Testing- Bartow County Health Department, 100
Zena Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 and AIDS Resource Council in Rome. Support
Services and Referrals – AIDS Resource Council in Rome, Ga 30165, (706) 290-9098
Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can
receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free
of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held
Saturday, July 26th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale
Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com.
Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12.
Family Promise of Bartow County is accepting donations for their first fundraiser. An Online Action will begin July 13th and run through July 16th. The team is seeking donated services such as landscaping, music lessons, car repair, and items of all kinds! If you would like to support this wonderful new community project, contact Daryl Gessner @ gessners@mindspring.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
The July Multi-Employer job fair will be this Thursday, July 10th from 10am-12:30pm This is open to both employers and community resource. Some of the employers include, Wells Fargo, Apollo Staffing, and 2Work Staffing. A representative of the Supported Services for Veteran Families program of HOPE Atlanta will also be present to provide information and assistance to Veterans. Many positions will be available ranging from Bank Tellers to Landscapers. Agencies will need to complete a registration form and return to the Career Center as soon as possible. To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 7th or visit http://www.goodwillng.org. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
Must Ministries Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and times 770.445.9303. On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a 70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @ bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on July 19th from 9am-2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.
(New) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th from 5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For more information, contact 770-382-7224. Cartersville Downtown Development Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries, various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th, the Downtown Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.
WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
(new) Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd @ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.
(New) Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m. The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page (http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU

Special Events, dates and important things happening in Bartow County Ga

MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES…
Give a Kid a Chance will meet Thursday, June 26th at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in the Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com.
Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet next Friday, June 27th immediately following Bartow Collaborative. For more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
THINGS TO KNOW…
Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 26th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12.
(new) Family Promise of Bartow County is accepting donations for their first fundraiser. An Online Action will begin July 13th and run through July 16th. The team is seeking donated services such as landscaping, music lessons, car repair, and items of all kinds! If you would like to support this wonderful new community project, contact Daryl Gessner @ gessners@mindspring.com.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES…
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The July Multi-Employer job fair has been set for Thursday, July 10th. This is open to both employers and community resource. Agencies will need to complete a registration form and return to the Career Center as soon as possible. To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – June 26th or visit http://www.goodwillng.org. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) Better Brains for Babies
The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development a 60-minute webinar will focus on the development (and under-development) of various parts of the brain, the ways this brain development affects behavior, and ways to support adolescents as they finish the crucial period of brain development. Offered on Thursday, July 17th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard, this is a free webinar, but registration is required. Presenter Dr. Diane Bales is Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia, and co-leader and content expert for Better Brains for Babies. The webinar will take place on the Blackboard Collaborate system. To join the session, go to
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2013048&miuid=C38EB61AC1DDA72EC03BA5BC836AD210. Please note that Java is required for Collaborate to run. For more information contact info@bbbgeorgia.org or visit http://www.bbbgeorgia.org.
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on July 19th from 9am-2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com. (new) Cartersville Downtown Development Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries, various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th , the Downtown Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

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