The Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute (GRLI) Class of 2010 seeks to provide information on resources available right here in Clayton county.
The first annual Grassroots Hands on Clayton (GHOC) Empowerment Event takes place this Saturday, December 4 at Mundy’s Mill High School (9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro 30238), from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and everything about this Event will be FREE to the public, including door prizes and giveaways!
Over 45 local businesses, professionals, and governmental agencies will provide information on various health and wellness concerns, credit counseling, employment leads, and job training, among other things. A sampling of those who will be in attendance are: Southern Regional Medical Center, Dr. Henry Anderson, Cornerstone Association, Inc., Georgia Department of Labor, Born II Win, Clayton County Parent-Teacher Association, Avon, local book club Twenty Women Dialogue, the Suicide Prevention Action Network, USA Boxing & Martial Arts Training, LA Fitness, Job Corps, and Grandparents Raising Children. There will also be two resource tables containing information from companies who could not attend.
Door prizes will be given away every 30 minutes donated by such local businesses as Luella’s Sports Bar & Grill, Tangerine Made, the Church Fan Organization, and GRLI. In addition, GHOC has partnered with AMERIGROUP Community Care, Wellcare, and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department to give away 100 bicycles, along with winter hats and scarves for children, and free turkeys. Winners MUST be in attendance in order receive prizes.
Finally, Sweet Pea the Clown will make a special guest appearance to provide plenty of activities for kids such as moonwalks, arts and crafts, contests, games, face painting, songs, funnel cake, nachos, popcorn, and then some.
But most importantly, this Event was created to feature some of the local businesses and opportunities Clayton has to offer that we may not know about, and encourage residents to conduct business here instead of elsewhere.