When it rains, it pours. No one knows that better than Kim Phillips, executive director of the North Gwinnett Co-op in Buford.
Phillips has known the figurative side of that phrase since the COVID-19 crisis struck in March. This week she experienced the literal side of it when the skies opened with a torrential downpour jus as the co-op’s annual Book Bag Bash was ready to start.
Five area high school students, including two from Gwinnett County, have recently been selected as Student Leaders and have started paid internships for Bank of America.
According to a press release, the students will gain experience in leadership, civic engagement and workforce skills-building. Bank of America said that in light of the health concerns that remain in local communities, the program has been adapted to a virtual format, but students will have the opportunity to participate in sessions that will expose them to the vital role that nonprofits play in advancing community health, the importance of public private partnerships to advance social change, and a focus on building financial acumen.Continue Reading...
A rising senior at Parkview High School and her two friends have gotten creative with the virtual resources they have on hand during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to offer help.
When the coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., Joy Ren said she and her friends, Velda Wang and Pamela Esquivel, decided they didn’t want to sit back and complain about all the things they could no longer do. Instead, they wanted to do something of use.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will take a weeklong break from its Summer Meals Program, June 29 to July 3, and will resume the first Monday of July.
The program, which launched June 8, provides breakfast and lunch offerings to children. During a three-week period in June, the Summer Meals Program served nearly 122,000 meals.
Coleman Middle School in Duluth was recognized by state officials this week for its efforts to incorporate art into student learning.
The school is one of five schools chosen to receive the Georgia Department of Education’s new Creative School Arts Integration School of Excellence Award. The award is designed to honor schools that integrate the arts into the curriculum through various means.
When sports and the arts come together with a desire to help others, the results can be as surprising as they are unique.
Recent North Gwinnett High School graduate Katelyn Sheridan embodies this unusual concept. As the recipient of NGAA’s 2020 Art Scholarship, Sheridan will use it to further her dream of becoming an artist/industrial engineer, designing prosthetics for disabled individuals.