#eatrealfood program offered to kids
at Bridges to Growth
Class provided by Williamson County and Cities Health District and the Texas Department of Agriculture. Space is limited, so   register now!
#eatrealfoods for KIDS!
Friday, Nov 8, 4:00-4:45pm
Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited join us to #eatrealfood!
We'll have some fun in the kitchen, making and learning about healthy food, and kids will get to take home a tote bag full of healthy snack foods!
Led by Emily Hayes of Williamson County and Cities Health District. Space is limited, so register now!
About the instructor . . .
Emily Hayes, M.Ed., CHES
Community Health Engagement Specialist
Williamson County and Cities Health District
Healthy Williamson County Support Staff
"I am so excited to teach the #eatrealfood class because every child should have the opportunity to become familiar and comfortable with choosing healthy food. As a health educator at Williamson County and Cities Health District, I want to make sure children in Williamson County learn that healthy food is not only nutritious, but also delicious and fun to prepare." - Emily Hayes
Fun Fall Crafts for Kids
(and Adults too)!

Like pumpkin decorating but hate the mess? Well, grab some markers and fun assessories for these quick, kid-friendly decorating ideas! (Source: Better Homes and Gardens )

Need to keep the kids hands busy
while you're whipping up the sweet
potato casserole? Check out this do-it-yourself "hand" turkey craft. ( Source: Good Housekeeping )
Meaghan Murphy

Looking for an easy creative craft for little hands? Grab a few fall leaves and a marker and get going! (Source: )
Georgetown’s Afterschool Alliance
Receives Proclamation

October 22, 2019

The Georgetown Project and Partners in the Afterschool Alliance received a proclamation on behalf of its Afterschool Alliance in recognition of national Lights on Afterschool.

More than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans celebrate afterschool programs for this year's Lights On Afterschool! 

This nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open.The Georgetown Project is proud to be a Lights On Afterschool lead partner along with ten other organizations. Read the press release . . .

Did you know? : Too many American children—19.4 million—are missing out on afterschool opportunities. Participate in Lights On Afterschool  and help call attention to this important issue. Download this light-shaped craft for your classroom.

Know someone who'd like to help us help kids?

We have several opportunities at Bridges to Growth:
  • Assist children at events
  • Assist with Toddler Time and Bilingual Storytime
  • Provide childcare on a substitute basis
  • Office & library work
  • Receptionist*
  • Re-shelving toys, books and games
  • Maintain book and toy lending library

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to give their time and talent to help us nurture the growth and development of children in our community.
* It is helpful if you can use the computer for word processing, and database work. It is helpful if you know Spanish, but not required. 

For more information, please email Jane Hazelton or call 512-864-3008.
Speaking of Volunteers . . .
Joan Gringas
10-year volunteer
"I love knowing that when I help teachers and parents, I'm also touching the lives of hundreds of children." Read more . . .
Mark Your Calendar
Giving Tuesday
It takes $2,000 per year to support just one homeless/at risk high school student at our NEST Empowerment Center. Would you help us raise $10,000 to support five students this year? And you don't have to wait until December 3rd! Donate here . (Please notate "The NEST" in the comment section.) Thank you!
Thank you!
Quote of the month : “The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”  — Viktor Frankl
Free Lending Library, Children's Playroom and Workroom
Borrow fun toys, books, puppets, puzzles, and climbing blocks, or just come to play. Adults are welcome to use our workroom for free or low cost use of our laminating, die cutting, and Cricut equipment! Available to the public .
Free Children's Events
Have fun at our Toddler Time, Bilingual Storytime and much more!

Parent and Provider Training Workshops
Get even better at what you do by attending these informative workshops taught by experts!
Language Classes
Want to learn Spanish or speak English with more confidence? Join our language classes for adults while your kiddos enjoy crafts and other fun activities in our Amiguitos program while the parents are in English class.
REMINDER: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
We build skills and confidence in Georgetown's parents and childcare providers so that all children receive the best of care!!

Check out our free and low-cost easy to access resources
for you and your little ones!

Please share our news with your friends
on social media!

Bridges to Growth Parent/Child Resource Center
is a program of
The Georgetown Project
With support from our sponsors
Our Vision:
A community where no child is hungry, hurt, alone or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected and treated with dignity.