Story by Gator Kincaid
LAFAYETTE- On Tuesday, Circle of Care Executive Director Jonathan Hurston addressed the Chambers County Board of Education in a called meeting regarding Growth Academy and the role it can play in a partnership with the Chambers County School District.
Growth Academy Booster Yancey Gatlin also spoke on the relevance of the school, and the tremendous success that schools have had nationwide.
"We really used and leaned of them during Covid when we closed. It truly takes a village, and there are so many of our parents that don't have after-school care, and that is single families, single mothers, and single fathers working. Some don't get off work until 4:00 or 5:00 in the afternoon after school closes. These types of activities and programs that Growth Academy is running, and helping us work with along with Circle of Care has gotten involved with is huge for our community", said Chambers County School Superintendent Casey Chambley.
Growth Academy has taken the place of the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia in the community, and Growth Academy has transitioned that model into a full-service modernized after-school program.
The Chambers County School board will be touring the school in the near future.