This committee meets every third Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
Vision: Agriculture Business development through community involvement.
Mission: Stewardship development in each agriculture enterprise and natural resource.
- Secure members of integrity to represent each enterprise.
- Resource youth and family development programs through flowers and vegetable gardening.
- Promote to specific goals, objectives and services of each agriculture agency and organization.
- Enhance the marketing of local products (Tifton GA market)
- Promote and assist in implementing wise land use practices for home sites and agriculture.
- Promote ECO Tourism
- Demonstrate the value of landscaping homes and neighborhoods.
- Demonstrate natural resource conservation practices. committee meets every third Thursday at Noon.
THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
GEORGE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
GEORGE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
VISION: Finding Our Children Useful Service
MISSION: Engaging our homes, neighborhoods and communities in helping children become
productive citizens and leaders out of school and in school.
EXCEL BY 5 (Beginning to Focus)
VISION: All children in George County will have the opportunity for preschool education and care.
MISSION: Develop an Excel by 5 coalition through the Education Committee of the George County
Chamber of Commerce.
GOAL: Meet the requirements for Excel by 5 certification as an early childhood community.
- Set a specific time after school and date for development meetings at the Chamber
each month. Prepare an agenda for reports at the following meeting to be e-mailed
two weeks prior to the meeting.
- Conduct an initial activity to create awareness and interest in the program such as a
health fair for children 0–5.
- Establish a resource center for preschool families. Begin with specific hours in the
historic school in the park.
- Establish a fund in the George County Education Foundation to resource the program.
- Contact centers of influence in churches and community centers to initiate programs
such as Mother’s Day Out and preschool education.
- Establish an annual recognition program to highlight excellence in programming.
PRE K-3 LITERACY PROGRAM (Learning to FOCUS)
LITERACY GOAL: All children will be reading on grade level when they complete the third grade.
MEASURABLE LITERACY OBJECTIVES
- Facilitate phonics in head start and elementary schools.
- Secure technology, reading material, and supplies for classes, libraries and personal
- Develop a system for teachers to select local mentors, adult, peer, and cross age
- Assist in developing academic learning labs and outdoor classrooms
- Assist in enriching Parent Teacher Organizations at each school.
- State Program: www.strongreadersms.com
4-8 ACADEMIC PROGRAM (Getting FOCUSED)
ACADEMIC GOAL: Students will achieve the academic requirements to pursue the career pathway of their choice and be college ready when they graduate from high school.
MEASURABLE ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES
- Introduce and involve students in career pathways based on their aptitude and
interest in grades six through eight.
- Resource the Mississippi Scholars program (MEC)
- Support dual enrollment in high school and Community Colleges.
- Assist in developing academic learning labs and outdoor classrooms.
- Provide events to showcase excellence in language arts, performing arts.
- Provide appropriate support for guidance counselors in student placement and
- Assist alumni associations of Colleges and Universities in recruiting efforts.
9-12 CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM (Staying FOCUSED)
GOAL: Students will be career ready when they graduate from high school.
MEASURABLE CAREER AND TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES
- Organize advisory committees and business plans for each career and technical
- Resource the TechMaster program (MEC)
- Facilitate direct involvement of business and industry representatives with
- Provide career opportunities for graduates with preference to employer partners.
- Secure private resources to improve the quality and vigor of technology programs.
- Facilitate community service opportunities for youth involvement in meaningful
- Link students to community and senior colleges for advanced education and
4-H CHILDREN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(FOCUSED EXPERIENCE OUT OF SCHOOL)
GOAL: Link formalized out of school activity to the career focus of each child and youth.
- Train and certify teen and adult leadership in youth and workforce development
- Resource the 4-H Achievement Program (record books) to inspire, recognize and
annually reward students who excel in project work, citizenship and leadership
- Develop out school children and youth activities in homes, schools, churches, clubs,
groups and communities.
- Strengthen 4-H advisory councils to conduct needs assessment and direct
- Assist youth in securing specific work experience, employment and advanced
GREATER GEORGE COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
FOUNDATION VISION: FOCUS financial and material resources to enrich the program.
MISSION: Leverage private influence and resources for public and private education.
GOAL: Children and Youth will have adequate human and material resources.
- Engage board members who can direct material and financial resources.
- Network with public and private entities to secure expertise and resources.
- Provide academic scholarships based on criteria of the Mississippi Scholars
- Provide tools and technical scholarships based on criteria of the TechMaster
- Provide achievement scholarships through 4-H for out of school project work
leadership and citizenship.
- Provide seed money to assist classes, clubs and groups in leveraging additional resources.
NOTE: This is a working document. Please give input through the Chamber Education
Committee. The committee meets (focuses) the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00
Public Safety Committee
VISION: Business Development through Safe Communities.
MISSION: Increase the quality of life for all citizens of the county in safe homes and neighborhoods.
GOAL: Involve citizens from public and private interests through legal and ethical policies, procedures and
programs that assures safe communities.
- Develop relationships and establish lines of communication with community leaders in each area
of the county and each safety concern including law, fire, transportation, firearm, health and civil
- Conduct monthly networking meetings to enhance program planning, organization, staffing and
influencing the work.
- Provide formal and experiential education in safety rules and procedures for youth and adults.
Support leadership development through the law and public safety academy at the high school by providing
community service opportunities, job shadowing and employment opportunities.
Schedule plan and conduct profitable events and activities that create awareness, interest, understanding
and the participation of time, talent and capital. (Resources)
Establish formal accounting procedures for the acquisition and equitable distribution and reporting of
Spiritual Development Committee
Meets every fourth Thursday at the George County Chamber of Commerce
office at 4:30 pm.
- A group of non-denominational Spiritual Leaders, who work together to
help develop a stronger spiritual community.
- Easter Sunrise Service held in the Lucedale City Park
- Annual Thanksgiving Service
- Other community activities
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