With grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Children and Families, the ASPIRE (A Student Parent Initiative Revitalizing Education) program is taking a holistic approach to help families break the cycle of illiteracy, unemployment, and poverty by providing educational services to the whole family. The pilot program is currently serving families at the Early Learning Center in Baldwin County.
The program is reaching out to families in four ways:
- early childhood education
- adult education
- parenting education
- intergenerational literacy activities
Initial partners include: Baldwin County Board of Education, The Baldwin County Early Learning Center, Oconee Prevention Resource Council, Georgia College & State University, GCSU GIVE Center, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Military College, Hands On Milledgeville, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia, and Digital Bridges.