Living > Mayor Visits Summer Program

| June 10, 2015


VALDOSTA- Valdosta City Mayor, John Gayle took time out of his schedule on Monday, June 8th to visit the summer enrichment program led by the Education Committee of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW, Valdosta-Lowndes Metro Section).

Recently, Mayor Gayle donated a refrigerator to the organization to assist in the efforts of providing meals for the students who utilize the services.  The mayor was very impressed with the fact that the NCNW Education Committee is not only putting on a summer enrichment program for local students at no cost however, a free tutorial service for local students in K-5 grades for the past school year.  Those students presented the Mayor with a card of appreciation for his continuous support of NCNW’s initiatives primarily the summer enrichment program.

The summer enrichment program was implemented by the Education committee and allows local students to participate in field trips around the community including local government buildings, library and numerous other Valdosta organizations.  The program is free of charge and is in its first year of implementation.  The goal for the committee is to support, engage and encourage student achievements primarily in the early education stages of students learning.

The NCNW Education Committee has been diligent and passionate about providing these services to local children and has seen an increase of participants since its grand opening this past September.  The committee is spearheaded by Mrs. Bettye McClendon and Ms Carolyn Haigler and filled with current educators, retired educators, volunteers, students from Valdosta State University and local leaders.  The committee provides tutorial services during the school year for free and due to the assistance of County Commissioner Joyce Evans, is able to utilize the building for those services to young students.


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