“The main purpose of the project is to assist families of children up to age 5 and expectant mothers with school readiness,” said Dr. Angela Gobar, Project Director. The project will link an array of university resources to parents and children of the Washington Addition neighborhood. On November 6, 2010 the Washington Addition Prenatal & Early Childhood Education Project kicked off its family enrollment by hosting an informational day with food and children’s activities at the T.B. Ellis Physical Education Complex on the campus of JSU. Staff and student volunteers provided resource packages, prizes, registration, and childcare and administered a needs assessment with parents.
The families and student volunteers were greeted by Robert M. Walker, Senior Advisor in the Office of the President, and by Teresa Jones of the WAPECEP Community Advisory Committee. Additional enrollment activities are being planned. Funding for the five-year project is provided by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.
For more information about the WAPECEP or volunteer opportunities, call Cynthia Azogini or Thomas Williams, Project Coordinators, at 601-979-0663 or e-mail email@example.com