The Mission Team is excited about a new opportunity supporting some of most as-risk middle school students on Thursday, August 30th from 12:00-2:00.  Read more to learn about how you can participate!

“65 young journalists-in-training from the Dalton Middle School Success Academy, a program that seeks to re-engage struggling learners, will embark on their first field trip into the Dalton community on Thursday, August 30.  They will start by learning about the Creative Arts Guild and the Dalton Daily Citizen newspaper before having lunch with area journalists and publishing professionals at the First Presbyterian Church of Dalton.  Thanks to the support of the church, students will not only get to meet with writers and photographers in small groups to eat, but they will host their own panel with prepared questions.  The students hope to start their own magazine as a result of what they learn and will call the publication “Just Saying.” The school staff hope this endeavor will not only increase the students’ reading and writing skills but also give these marginalized youth a real voice in their school and community. “

We will need:

Volunteers to serve and clean up lunch.  Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45.

Volunteers to set up the sanctuary and run technology for the panel discussion.  Discussion is 12:45-1:45.

Volunteers to attend the discussion as an audience member.

Please contact Alice Ensley if you can help!