Terrell Co. Youth Center Receives Over $4,000 Grant

DAWSON, Ga. (WALB) — The Positive Direction Youth Center believes it will help its children move in a positive direction after receiving a $4,520 grant from the Sumter Electric Membership Corporation.

This new grant will keep children on track in school and safe when they play outside.

Dorothy Tomlin, Founder and Owner of Positive Direction Youth Center(WALB)

“Right now, we have to share a few. Each class has their own tablets in the classroom and some children have to share. With the extras they buy, every child won’t have to share anymore, especially with COVID,” said Dorothy Tomlin, Founder and Owner of Positive Direction Youth Center.

I’m sure you’re wondering why Sumter County gives money to Terrell County, and well Tomlin told us why.

Dorothy Tomlin, founder and owner of Positive Direction youth center, said that once they bought...
Dorothy Tomlin, founder and owner of Positive Direction youth center, said once they buy Chromebooks, kids will have their own instead of sharing it(WALB)

“They’ve been giving us money for about five years, but this year they’re giving us more because we have a bigger need this year,” Tomlin said.

That biggest need Tomlin is referring to is more Chromebooks and a defibrillator.

Dorothy Tomlin, founder and owner of Positive Direction youth center, said that once they bought...
Dorothy Tomlin, founder and owner of Positive Direction youth center, said once they buy Chromebooks, kids will have their own instead of sharing it(WALB)

“Chromebooks are tablets and they will help them with their homework if they have it at school. They can do that through the online programs we use,” Tomlin said.

She also explained how the defibrillator will keep children safe.

“Just in case a child runs and breathes, it can revive him,” Tomlin said.

She said they haven’t had any incidents of children falling or fainting, but they just want them to be ready if those times come.

Tomlin said they plan to have more activities for children in the upcoming summer program from May to July from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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