Columbia County Community Connections is a non-profit 501c3 organization building partnerships, finding resources, and implementing programs to serve children and families.

Columbia County is participating in a statewide underage drinking prevention campaign. The Alcohol Prevention Project is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.


    More than 150 of Georgia’s youth die each year from alcohol-related causes. Alcohol use can cause brain damage in youth. Currently, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is running 30 second public service ads in theaters all … Continue reading

  • Youth Making a Difference

    If you want to get involved with a great group of young people and make positive changes in your community, join the Columbia County Youth Action Team. Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 8, at 4 p.m. at … Continue reading

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

  • The Dream Academy

    The Dream Academy has a new home in the Harlem City Park. They have moved in next to Head Start and are making the space their own. More than 60 students are signed up and we have a waiting list. … Continue reading

  • Discover Your Potential

    Students at HHS and GTHS have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in the 21st Century Afterschool Programs. At HHS, there is intramural sports, cooking, model airplane aviation, automotive and drama. At GTHS, there is driver education, … 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.

  • SAFE Youth Project

    If your teen has been in trouble and won’t go to school or follow the rules, this program can help. These groups meets twice per week to help young people gain better decision-making skills, improve their academic performance and learn … Continue reading

  • Strengthening Families Program

    CCCC has a new partnership with Juvenile Court to help youth improve their behavior and stay out of YDC. This new program is supported by a grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and concentrates on helping youth and their … 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.