Optimist International Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Club Grant Program. Any Adult Club served by Optimist International Foundation is eligible to apply for a $500 grant to be used for a NEW project of the Club. The Marana-Foothills Optimist Club won a 2016 Club Grant for their MCAT High School Garden Club. Applications must be received in the St. Louis office by March 10. Applications and more information are available here.
McIntosh County Optimist Club’s guest speaker, an Honor Graduate of McIntosh County Academy and a College Graduate, returned home and became the Director of Adult Education, Megan Jacobs. Megan shared all of the wonderful offerings of the program. She said in addition to getting assistance in acquiring your GED, there are classes for SAT/ACT Prep, ASVAB Prep, Georgia Work Keys and Soft Skills such as Resume Writing and Interview Skills. The members were amazed to hear about all of her partnerships with other local organizations and agencies such as the Development Authority, the Chamber, the McIntosh County School System and Department of Labor. Megan asked for community support in spreading the word to folks 16 years and older who desire to earn their GED and have an opportunity to prepare for the other test prep offerings.
Pictured left to right: Megan Jacobs-McIntosh County Adult Education Director for Coastal Pines Technical College, Dr. Diane J Richardson-Optimist Lt. Governor for Zone 10 (McIntosh, St. Simons, Savannah, Tybee Island), Elnora Butler-McIntosh Optimist President