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UNWINE & RELAX: WINE & BEER TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION, Friday, November 17, 2017: The River Room at Saint Paul's - 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901

ANNUAL MEETING/VISIONARY AWARDS, Tuesday, December 5, 2017: The Foundry at Rae's Creek - 250 Boy Scout Road, Augusta, Georgia 30909

The Visionary Awards is designed to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Augusta community, but especially the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc., through their extraordinary vision and leadership to improve the lives of children, families and this community.  This award seeks to spotlight individuals with innovative efforts in addressing the myriad of issues which impact negatively on children and families within the community.

CHILDREN'S WEEK 2017, September 30th - October 5th

Each year several of the APC partners join together to coordinate and plan a week of activities for children, youth and their families known as Children’s Week. This event has been celebrated for 28 years in Augusta, Georgia and kicks off during the first full week of October. Planned activities include the #1is2Many Teen Maze, Children’s Story Time, Legislative Breakfast, and Students Who Care Scholarship Luncheon.

Children’s Week yields approximately 10,000 patrons and each year is expected to be bigger and better. This annual event features a variety of activities for children of all ages and their families. Each activity is unique in that it offers fun and enriching activities for children while providing opportunities for parents and agency/nonprofit personnel to learn about the various resources in our community (specifically for children and families). Children’s Week is also a time for our young people to showcase their talents, skills, and abilities to the general public. Sponsorships and donations allow all Children’s Week activities to be free of charge, thus enabling persons of all economic levels to participate. 

#1is2Many Teen Maze 

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Technical Career Magnet School, 3200 B Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, GA 30906

Teen Maze is a simulation activity that provides an environment in which teens are exposed to various situations they may face and are given the opportunity to examine the consequences of life's choices in a hands-on, realistic, educational, creative and fun way. The ultimate goal is for teens to increase their chances of personal successes by understanding and, hopefully, refraining from engaging in risky behaviors.

Teens and preteens, ages 10 to 19, are invited to participate in the Maze, which consists of numerous interactive stations where volunteers recreate the consequences of positive and negative life choices. Stations address topics such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, parenthood, distracted driving, drug and alcohol use, incarceration, death, employment, community service and graduation. Each teen’s path is different depending on the scenario they are given.

The Maze starts with a “party room” that will simulate peer pressure situations teens often face in unsupervised group settings. The police raid the party and the kids scatter. Some are caught and go to jail and some are involved in an accident with some of that group dying on the scene. From there, each teen follows the scenario on his/her card going to different stations based on their situation (pregnancy, STD, court appearance, education, Department of Labor, child support, etc.).

Community partners involved include Gold Cross EMS, Richmond County Fire Department, Richmond County School System, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Labor, Division of Child Support, a representative from a community based drug counseling and rehab program, Richmond County Health Department, Chi Eta Phi Sorority,  Juvenile Court, and various community based civic and non-profit organizations. While teens participate in the Maze, staff and partners share information on various topics with the adults and everyone participates in an evaluation prior to receiving lunch. 

For more information call (706)721-7464