The Educational Development Committee plans and implements programs to impact the lives of youth throughout our service area by inspiring, motivating, and supporting their aspirations and achievements. We seek to influence and inspire students to excel academically while balancing a well-rounded social life.
All programs offer opportunities for participants to develop and enhance their skills in the following areas:
Leadership and Self-Esteem
Health and Wellness
HCAC Educational Development initiatives include the following:
- Book Drives
- Breakfast of Champions
- Hall County Children’s Library Donations
- Informational Newsletters
- Read Across America
- School Supply Drives
- United Way Literacy Bus
The Delta GEMS program is a college and career planning program for African American young women in grades 9-12. Delta GEMS was created to help these young women realize their dreams and instill the need to excel academically. The program provides tools to help girls sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success.. The program is composed of five major components: Scholarship, Sisterhood, Show Me the Money, Service, and Infinitely Complete. Monthly workshops and outreach activities are included to engage young women in experiences for personal development in the areas of leadership, self-awareness, community service, and college & career preparation.
EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) is a program created to focus on improving the plight of African American males between the ages of 13-18. African American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially, and emotionally. EMBODI aims to provide young men with the tools they need to become successful adults by focusing on five key areas: education; health and wellness, leadership; mentorship; and character development.