Friday, September 8, 2006

Children's Week 2006

Georgia Public Broadcasting has joined forces with the Augusta-Richmond County Partnership for Children and Families, Inc. (ARCCP, Inc.) for the 18th Annual Children's Week in Augusta, Ga. Children's Week will take place Friday, Sept. 29 to Saturday, Oct. 7.

This is a collaborative event of ARCCP and its partners to provide opportunities for parents to learn about the various resources available for children and families in the Augusta-Richmond County area. Children's Week also features a variety of fun and enriching events for children of all ages and their families.

All of the activities and events that take place during Children's Week are free of charge, enabling children and families of all economic levels to participate.

GPB has been a supporter of this event for three years. Last year, GPB reached out to over 2,000 pre-k and kindergarten students in the Augusta area with a stage performance by Doc Neil (pictured) of GPB's "What's In a Doctor's Bag" on-air spots during the opening ceremony for Augusta Children's Week. GPB also provided PBS Kid's materials to the children and fun tips for maintaining good health.

"We love partnering with Georgia Public Broadcasting. Their focus on children and families mirrors ours, and because of that we have had three successful Children's Week events. GPB is great," said Robetta McKenzie, Ed. D., Executive Director of Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families, Inc.

ARCCP, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 100 organizations and agencies in the community to improve the lives of children and families in Richmond County.

Its mission is to work with local government, agencies, businesses, service organizations, private citizens and consumers to develop partnerships in providing services to improve the lives of children and families.

More information on Children's Week.