Partner Spotlight: YWCO Girls Club
Celebrating its 45th summer this year, the YWCO Girls Club is a staple for many Clarke County young girls. The program, which now hosts nearly 300 girls, provides learning opportunities throughout the summer beyond a typical classroom. These young girls learn in creative and active ways, from puppet making and play creation to yoga and swimming. For community members, one direct way to get involved is to participate in the YWCO Girls Club DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) To Me program by reading to the girls each morning. More information will be available later this spring for how you can volunteer.

The YWCO Girls Club is an educational and recreational summer day camp that provides girls experiences that foster academic success, character development, goal setting, making good choices, good health and nutrition, and giving back to the community.
Welcoming New Faces
This month, we are welcoming our newest Board members to help us continue growing, being strategic and smart with our Community Impact model, and guiding us as we use our resources to meet the highest priority needs in our region. Please join us in thanking these new Board members for their dedication and service to our 12 counties:

Dr. Angela Moton - Barrow County School System
Broderick Flanigan - Flanigan Portrait Studio
Dr. Lisa Vaughn - Malcom Bridge Middle School
Scott Lowry - Fortson, Bentley & Griffin
Dr. Tony Mallon - University of Georgia
Tonya Powers - Franklin County Industrial Building Authority
Mark Your Calendars
February and March have plenty of activities for community participation and celebration. Join us and our partners for one or all of these events!

Feb. 25: Athens Regional Housing Summit is a discussion about affordable housing needs and the barriers to meet those needs in our region

March 24: Annual Meeting for United Way of Northeast Georgia, honoring our partners (tickets available next week)

March 27: Nonprofit Training Series - Capital Campaigns  hosted by B. Abernathy

March 28: 18th Annual March for Meals 5K for Athens Community Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels

To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website or email Mark Madison or Alison Geist .
Just a friendly reminder to submit your 2019-2020 Workplace Campaign results form to Elizabeth Earl via email. Thank you for your contributions to United Way of Northeast Georgia.