About candler

I have been with Candler County Family Connection for 6 years and it has been the greatest and most rewarding experience of my life.

21st Century Starts Get Fit Class

21st Century after school begins parent and student get fit classs.  Classes will begin every Tuesday nights starting February 12, 2013 at Old lunch room at BOE 6:30 to 7:30.  Please plan to attend and get fit as well as a healthy tip for the week.

Candler County Family Connection Begins Year 2 of Teen Reality

Candler County Family Connection and Metter High School Drama department direction of Ms. Shannon Stucky are working hard to prepare for our second year of teen reality.This is an event prepared by our high school teens on issues they are facing. We let the kids set the stage, cause who better to reach students about risky behaviors, than students themselves who have gone through some of these behaviors. Events will be held April 8 and 11th at Candler Co. BOE.

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BOE work to start School Based Helth Clinic

In May 2012 Dr. Tom Bigwood brought information to Candler Family Connection meeting about school based Health Clinic that had been started in Ware County and what an awesome program it was, fulfilling the health needs of students.  Family Connection contacted Carol Norris, grant writer and evaluator, and  immediately begin to work on the project. In August 2012 we were awarded $10,000 Emory Health Care grant to begin our preparing.  Since the grant we have distributed surveys and held many community focus groups to prepare our strategy for our business plan to begin grant writing and collaboration of local physicians, pharmacists, school nurses and social workers to have our school based health clinic up and running in our new school in fy 2014.