Midway Hills Academy cut the ribbon on its new Mustang Pride Family Resource Center on Thursday, May 19th, which will provide parents and students access to wraparound services. The resource room was developed to address school-related uniform clothing issues, provide access to technology for parents who need to complete a resume or apply for a job, assistance to equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning at home.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. The Mustang Pride Family Center is the third type of resource center of its kind in the Baldwin County School District. "Lakeview Academy was the first to have one," said Midway Hills Academy Media Specialist Christina Edwards, "a few years ago we had a situation in which a storm knocked out power for several days, and many of our families were without power. So we opened up our schools for families to come in and get what they needed so that kids would be provided for until the power returned."
Superintendent Dr. Noris Price Price has created community-based initiatives to remove the barriers that might inhibit any child's education, which include providing access to parent laundry centers, a school-based health clinic, telemedicine equipment, food pantries, and uniform closets.
Parents looking to access the new Family Center can contact the school front office. Dr. Eric Carlyle, the Principal, said "I'm excited that we've been able to provide this resource and we certainly are accepting contributions from other community partners and potential partners. We had a great conversation with members of the Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank and other community stakeholders who attended this morning's ribbon-cutting ceremony.”
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