The Polk County Council is a nonprofit corporation and a part of the Family Connection Partnership’s statewide network of 159 communities which have made a commitment to improve literacy for children and families.
At the first annual ECI fundraiser last fall, $8,500 was raised to support local programs that are committed to helping families become self sufficient. Besides attending the event, those individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in supporting the upcoming dinner and auction can donate an item for auction or make a donation to the Polk County Council to support family literacy.
The Polk County Council has been working for ten years to implement strategies that will improve the high school graduation rate and the level of literacy in Polk County.
One such program developed in Polk County is the Polk County Family Learning Center.
This center is a family literacy model, where parents take their children to Adult Education with them. While the parents improve their education level, the children are nurtured in an early childhood development environment.
Another program sponsored by the Polk County Council that is working with the family learning center to reach a greater number of adults more effectively is the Georgia Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP). CLCP serves to promote, support and enhance community literacy efforts locally. The Polk committee, known as Literacy-an Attitude for Progress in Polk (LAPP) has begun the process to become a Certified Literate Community Participant.
Individual tickets to the event can be purchased for $30. Table sponsorships are also available.
The dinner and auction should be a time of food, fun and fellowship with plenty of items on which to bid. For more information about the Polk County Council and its programs or about the upcoming dinner and auction, call Rhonda Heuer, Polk County Council Coordinator at (770) 748-1016.