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Organization focuses on how to reach out to local families
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 11, 2013 | 932 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County Family Connection members discussed a life-sized game of Life planned to assist youth with realizing the impact of upcoming decisions.
Jones County Family Connection members discussed a life-sized game of Life planned to assist youth with realizing the impact of upcoming decisions.
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Last month’s meeting of Jones County’s Family Connection organization began with a look toward a summer event that will expand a long-standing tradition.

Family Connection coordinator, Joy Carr, was the first to speak at the March 18 meeting and suggested that the kick off for the Jones County Public Library Summer Reading program would be a good opportunity to provide outreach to families.

Carr said stations would be set up outside the library with information that focuses on families such as health, nutrition, literacy, as well as fun activities and food.

The coordinator said she recently joined with coordinators from the other 10 counties in Region Six to lobby legislators in Atlanta.

Carr talked about a project with students called Teen Maze. The project is an interactive game for the students to encourage them to make good decisions in life. She said Teen Maze is a life-sized game where students advance through and make choices with a roll of the dice, spin a wheel, or draw a card to find out their decisions in life-changing situations. The students then immediately see the results of those decisions. The pathways are randomly assigned so their experiences will differ as in real life.

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