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Columbia County Community Connections works to make children safe, healthy, educated and part of a stable, self-sufficient family.

Columbia County is participating in the statewide Alcohol Prevention Project, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Please help prevent underage drinking – Sign the SAFE HOMES pledge to not allow underage drinking in your home.

  • Youth Action Team and APP

    The T-shirt Campaign was the prevention project that SKWADD developed this year at Georgia Teen Institute. Team members distributed over 500 t-shirts to two local high schools. The students were instructed to wear the shirts to the basketball game between … Continue reading

  • Alcohol Prevention

    Before Christmas and New Year’s, when alcohol sales increase, SKWADD went to GT Package Shop in Grovetown to do a holiday rendition of Sticker Shock. The teens placed the stickers on packages of beers. We had a local news station … Continue reading

After school programs are a great way to help young people discover their potential. We offer a high quality academic and enrichment program at the Dream Academy in Grovetown.

  • Dream Academy Program After-School 2015-16

    The Columbia County Fire/Rescue adopted 21 CCCC youth for the “Shop With A Firefighter” event on December 15, 2015. Many of the Dream Academy children participated in this wonderful event. Each of the children were paired with a firefighter to … Continue reading

  • Dream Academy Summer Program

    The Dream Academy summer program was a huge success. Ms. Betty Kelley and the CCCC counselors lead an eventful 2015 summer camp for over 30 area students. Each week the students were engaged in academic review, outdoor play, team orientated … Continue reading

Keeping teens out of the court system and in school, working toward graduation and finding a pathway to success is the goal of CCCC. Our programs help youth gain the skills they need to become productive citizens.

  • Drug Free Community Coalition

    In late 2015 CCCC was awarded the Drug Free Communities Grant. DFC is a federal grant for the term of 5 years aimed to reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the … Continue reading

  • TEEN COURT 2015 – 16

    On January 21st, Teen Court held its first court session for the New Year. The teens had 5 cases this month and all roles worked hard to make it successful. A special thank you to Judge Bobby Christine for being … Continue reading

The goal of the Hunger Coalition is to bring together community partners who want to stamp out hunger in Columbia County. Did you know that one out of three students in Columbia County are eligible for free or reduced lunch? You can make a difference. 

  • Food4Kids – Weekend Meal Program

    The Food4Kids weekend meal program began with the new school year. With the help of Golden Harvest and 12 area churches we are able to assist may children in Columbia County. Currently, more than 550 weekend backpacks prepared for Columbia … Continue reading

  • Churches Donate to Feed Children

    Thanks to the following churches for their generous donations to help the Food4Kids program. Christ the King Lutheran Church, West Acres Baptist Church, New Passion Church, Redeemer Church, Ekklesia Faith Community, Church of Our Savior, Vineyard Church, Harlem Baptist Church, … Continue reading