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.


    The Safe Homes Pledge is an initiative to help prevent underage drinking within our community.  Underage drinking can cause many problems for young bodies and brains.  Alcohol use during teen years can interfere with important developmental processes and can cause … 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 Saturday, November 15, at 10 a.m. at … 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.

  • The Dream Academy

    The Dream Academy is a program for second, third, fourth and fifth graders attending North Harlem and Euchee Creek Elementary and who meet the financial eligibility requirements may apply. There are 50 slots available. Betty Kelley, a retired 2nd grade … Continue reading

  • 21st Century Grant Ends

    For the past three years at Harlem and Grovetown High Schools, CCCC helped to provide an afterschool program for students through a 21st Century grant. That grant has ended. CCCC will continue to work with the school system to provide … 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.


    CCCC is starting a new program for teens in partnership with Columbia County Juvenile Court. Are you interested in legal issues? Do you think you might want a career in law enforcement? Would you like to see how the court … Continue reading

  • 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 meet twice per week to help young people gain better decision-making skills, improve their academic performance and learn … 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. 

  • 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

  • Helping to Feed the Children

    Thanks to Bi-Lo and Jefferson Energy for their generous donations to the Food4Kids program. Each gave $5,000 to help provide food to nearly 500 children in Columbia County. Thank you to Jana Morris for her efforts to raise additional funds … Continue reading