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CORE partners with Boys & Girls Club
Credit union gives club $5,000 to implement educational programs
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Robert Clampett, top left, president and CEO of CORE Credit Union, and Mike Jones, top center, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, stand with club members and the $5,000 check given to the club by CORE. - photo by Special to the Herald

CORE Credit Union announced recently a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County in support of their Academic Enrichment Programs.

In July, CORE invested $5,000 in the Club for the implementation of educational enhancement activities entitled "CORE Credit Curriculum for Success."

The Curriculum for Success encompasses multiple academic programs and strategies designed to enrich academic performance, career exploration and college preparedness of all Boys & Girls Club members.

Robert Clampett, president and CEO of CORE, said: "Since being founded in 1974 as an educators' credit union, education has remained important to CORE. With over 9,500 members and our field of membership expanded to include all residents of Bulloch County this partnership shows our enduring commitment to academic advancement."

CORE's partnership will enable the Club to increase member's academic achievement by offering ongoing, age appropriate learning opportunities through the following programs:

"Power Hour: Making Minutes Count," which provides Club members with organized activities, resources and guidance for homework and tutoring assistance. Each member's academic progress is tracked and individualized assistance is provided as needed.

"Project Learn," a research based approach to improving academic achievement through participation in "High Yield" learning activities which are incorporated into each program area bridging academics and routine activities.

"Career Launch" prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

"LEGO Education and Robotics" helps to lay the foundation for lifelong learning. The hands-on solutions ignite children's natural desire to explore and discover subjects like language, math, science, technology, and engineering while improving and developing their 21st-century skills.

Mike Jones, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, said, "The BGC is excited to partner with CORE Credit Union! The partnership allows for implementation of new STEM enhanced programs, and more importantly will result in an even deeper impact on our community's youth."