GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves Foundation seeking grant applicants

G-Braves Foundation seeking grant applicants

LAWRENCEVILLE — Since its inception in August, the Gwinnett Braves, in conjunction with the Atlanta Braves Foundation, have awarded a $1,000 grant each month to local nonprofit organizations.

Each month features a specific theme, and the grant winners are selected based on how well they fit the theme and the overall mission of the Foundation. Grants are now being accepted for the June and July grants.

The themes for each month are as follows:

• June: Summer Safety — Grants awarded to organizations that fund or run safety programs for children

• July: Red, White and Blue — Grants awarded to organizations that support the military or military families

• August: Back to School — Grants awarded to organizations that support education or after school/mentoring programs

• September: All About Kids — Grants awarded to organizations that benefit children

• October: Four Legged Friends — Grants awarded to organizations that benefit animals

• November: Thanksgiving — Grants awarded to organizations that work to end hunger and/or homelessness, that support children and families that are homeless or that run and maintain a food bank

• December: Season of Giving — Grants awarded to organizations that benefit youth, education or sports programming

• January: I Have a Dream — Grants awarded to organizations that grant wishes, dreams and opportunities for the youth, elderly, sick or injured

• February: Heart Month — Grants awarded to organizations that bring awareness and/or raise funds for heart-related diseases and illness or that promote a healthy diet and fitness programs for children

• March: Salute to the Arts — Grants awarded to organizations that support art programs or education

• April: Take Me Out to the Ballgame — Grants awarded to organizations that promote youth athletics or activities

For more information, call 678-277-0329 or email zayra.fosse@braves.com.

Simoniz Car Wash supports wounded service members

NORCROSS — Simoniz Car Wash, a Wash Depot Holdings car wash brand, is raising funds from the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project through June 19.

Proceeds from the sale of every wash book and oil change gift certificate through Father’s Day will benefit the project. Purchases can be made at the location at 7055 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross.

The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA, its chapters and Wounded Warrior Project. The partnership provides year-round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and the Global War on Terrorism.

Lawrenceville nurse named to Emerging Leaders class

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses recently announced its 2011 class of Emerging Leaders.

Jeffrey Fouche, a perinatal clinical nurse specialist at Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion in Lawrenceville, was one of the members selected. He has 17 years of professional experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and his master’s degree in nursing from Georgia State University.

Launched in 2007, the Emerging Leaders Program engages a diverse group of members in a year-long management training program. Activities include guidance from mentors, multiple continuing education options, committee assignments and other skills development sessions to build confidence and leadership in the field.

Selection was based on the applicants’ skills, experience and enthusiasm for women’s health and perinatal nursing.

YES program launches for at-risk teens

LAWRENCEVILLE — Young Empowered Scholars is a program that will be launching this summer for children aged 12 to 17 who are at risk for juvenile delinquency and dropping out of high school.

The enrichment program will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 to July 29 and will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

The YES program will teach students with classes on gardening, going green, financial management, behavior management skills, career planning and more. Participants will get a chance to tour Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Tucker, watch the students give a food demonstration and eat lunch prepared by the culinary students.

To qualify for the program, students need to meet at least three of the criteria: have a grade- point average of 2.0 or lower, be in middle or high school, be 12 to 17 years old, have received behavior referrals, or have an IEP.

Parents must be willing to attend classes as well. The cost of the program is $70 per week, and the program is in need of sponsorships for students who do not have funds to attend.

For more information, call 678-622-2508, email twhite@restoringsoulsministry.com or visit www.restoringsoulsministry.com.

Postal Service to hold info sessions for businesses

LAWRENCEVILLE — Small and home-based businesses and other entrepreneurs can find out how to save money on postage and use the mail to increase revenue at U.S. Postal Service’s “Grow Your Business Days.”

The information sessions are free and open to the public.

Sessions are planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and June 14 at the Boggs Road Post Office, 1605 Boggs Road, Duluth and 12:30 p.m. June 7 and 11 a.m. June 9 at the Buford Carrier Annex at 2766 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford.

To reserve a space, visit www.usps.com/


Students honored as state finalists in challenge

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association and the College Board recently announced that a Gwinnett team was the high school state finalist in the third annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology’s team “Siemens Sea Stars” was named a finalist for its program on creating a battery from reused parts.

The national challenge encourages student teams to identify an energy-related issue that has local, national and global implications and provide a replicable, viable solution.

More than 17,500 students have participated in the Challenge since its inception in 2008; however, this is the first year high school students were asked to join.

Sorority raises money for Hi-Hope Center

LAWRENCEVILLE — Hi-Hope Center got a $1,500 boost from a first-time benefit fundraise held by the Theta Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

The April 9 “Big Event” at Loco’s in Lawrenceville featured a game of trivia, wacky prizes and a portion of the night’s dinner receipts. A silent auction, featuring artwork from Hi-Hope clients, tickets to musicals and other Atlanta venues, a signed Falcons football and more brought in the majority of the funds, which will go to support clients.

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