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Enrichment Opportunities Provided Through FCSD’s Community School Initiative

Through the Fulton City School District’s Community School initiative, students across all grade levels have plenty of opportunities for development and growth outside typical school hours.

“We’re really excited to start a couple of new programs this year,” said Geri Geitner, FCSD director of student support programs. “The programs will build family bonds and provide enrichment opportunities.”

The new All-Stars program is a grant-funded effort targeting junior high school students.

Activities will be designed to help participants develop leadership and positive decision-making skills.

An evening program, called Strengthening Families, is also new this year and provides families with a chance to bond and improve communication skills over a meal.

This weekly program is already underway and will be held through Dec. 10 for families with schoolchildren ages 7 and older.

Other initiatives include the Advantage After School program (held Monday through Friday for seventh and eighth graders) and the Extended Day program (held Tuesdays and Thursdays for students in fifth through eighth grades).

These programs incorporate project-based learning elements, art, music, leadership development and other skill areas.

For more information about the opportunities available through Community School, please call Geitner at 593-5547.