• 86°
franklin county times

Excellence in education

By Staff
ATLANTA Debra Farmer of Meridian is one of thousands of young people around the nation serving as a tutor, literacy coach, mentor and friend through Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps at Cook Elementary School.
AmeriCorps is a federally funded program that places full-time, stipended volunteers in service all over the county. In urban and rural areas across the nation, AmeriCorps members help meet the nation's critical needs in the areas of public safety, education, human needs and the environment. HOA Corps members serve as teaching assistants, tutors, mentors and volunteer coordinators at 31 elementary, middle and high schools in the Atlanta Metro area.
In one-on-one tutoring sessions and after-school programs, Farmer and other HOA AmeriCorps members help students improve their reading abilities, test scores, school performance and self-esteem. In HOA AmeriCorps afterschool programs, students find that learning is fun with activities such as cooking lessons, magic shows, creative writing, field trips and special presentations. HOA AmeriCorps members also work to connect classroom learning to the real world and to instill a lifelong commitment to community service and involvement by arranging service learning projects such as constructing butterfly gardens, tutoring younger students, visiting seniors or landscaping local parks.
HOA AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend and after graduation, an education grant of up to $4,725.
Julie Marie White of Little Rock graduated from East Central Community College in December as a President's List Scholar. She plans to continue her education in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Meridian Community College.
White is the daughter of Kenneth and Bobbie White.

Franklin County

RPD, FCSO raise funds through softball game

Franklin County

Tharptown rocketry team blasts into first place in nation 

News

US-43 traffic lights in front of Walmart malfunctioning

News

Ivey announces $500,000 grant to improve Red Bay water lines

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Eric Reason

News

Community Spirit Bank welcomes new employee

News

Pilgrim’s sponsors Russellville Public Library summer reading program

Franklin County

First ‘Canada Phil’ visits Phil Campbell, adds sign to post

Features

National scholarship propels one Russellville student into Ivy League

Belgreen

Belgreen presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

News

RCS Education Foundation holds annual banquet

Franklin County

Partnership Banquet highlights Franklin County accomplishments

News

50th Phil joins PC signpost

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Jerry Fancher

News

RHS ranks 21/386 for Alabama high schools in U.S. News & World Report

News

RHS FLBA students compete at state

Galleries

RMS students perform ‘Aladdin’

Franklin County

PHOTOS: NWSCC Phil Campbell campus presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

News

Russellville Main Street welcomes new executive director

News

BTCPA announces final production of season

News

Wynette Grammy finds home at Red Bay Museum

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals receives $1.3M to enhance rural healthcare education

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS Musical Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library announces audiobooks by mail program

x