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Creating a brighter future for Colquitt County

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

About Us

Our Vision

To create a brighter, more productive future for all of Colquitt County’s children and to promote an engaged learning environment in which students, teachers and the community’s business and civic leaders are all invested.


Our Mission

The Colquitt County Educational Foundation exists to increase the literacy rates of Colquitt County children and youth through mentoring and support of educational innovation in the classroom and the community; and to ensure a quality workforce pipeline in Colquitt County, Georgia.

What you need to know…

Our Challenge

85% of school curriculum following 3rd grade is learned by reading.

But, Georgia Milestones 2018-2019 reports only 37.3% of Colquitt County 3rd graders are reading on or above grade level.

Per a study by Yale, 75% of students not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade will NEVER catch up.

Our Plan

Create an early childhood literacy mentoring program, in partnership with local schools, to emphasize reading assistance in grades K-3.

Model our efforts from the successes of Bibb County’s United Way Read United program.

Build local support in the form of volunteers, staff, and donors to advance our mission.

The future starts with us.

Be a Volunteer

Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child? Volunteers and mentors are the key to the success of our program.

Support Us

Your donation moves our mission forward! To make a tax-deductible gift, visit our secure online giving page.

Leadership


Barbara Grogan, Chair
Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority

Elvira Gibson, Vice Chair
City of Moultrie

Kristoff Cohran, Secretary
Colquitt Regional Medical Center

Mary Beth Watson, Treasurer
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition

Tim Powers, Founding Member
Bank of Tennessee

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