The Sun City Civitan Club, Inc. (“SCCC”) announces a donation of funds for the Griffin Area Resource Center, Inc. (“GARC”) to subscribe to a one-year subscription to the News-2-You information system including SymbolStix that will greatly benefit their ongoing efforts to support children and adults with developmental disabilities.
News-2-You® has been connecting students to the world through current events for over 17 years. Working closely with the Associated Press (AP), News-2-You topics are timely, contemporary and applicable in classrooms nationwide. With News-2-You, students engage in rich literacy and language instruction while learning about diverse current event topics. Lessons and experiences are extended through interactive symbol-supported articles, activities, games, guided practice opportunities and flexible means of expressing what they have learned. SymbolStix ONLINE is a web-based, symbol search engine that gives you access to the most complete and current symbol set available anywhere. A SymbolStix ONLINE subscription gives you 12 months of unlimited access to over 26,000+ SymbolStix symbols for non-commercial use.
According to club president Joe Chesney, “the net proceeds from all of our club’s fundraising efforts support community charities and Civitan projects that work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities (“DD”) and brain related diseases and injuries.”
The GARC provides a full array of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. Services are person centered and are designed and planned by the person receiving them, their families or people who know them best. The types and intensity of services are specific to the individual participant and are detailed in his or her Individual Service Plan.
Civitan’s motto is “Builders of Good Citizenship.” This is accomplished through a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs, keeping focused on improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities. The three basic principles of Civitan (Service, Knowledge and Fellowship) are essential to fulfilling the Civitan mission and the role of a Civitan club in a community.
If you would like to know more about Civitan call Joe Chesney at (678) 688-8722 or David Joslin at (770) 412-0288 or you may visit www.Civitan.org.