The academic dreams of Fayette County’s students received a boost from Peachtree City’s Southside Church.
Jason Dixon, Southside’s lead pastor, presented Fayette County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Patterson and county coordinator Virginia Gibbs with a check for the REACHGa scholarship program.
REACH Georgia is a statewide needs-based mentorship and scholarship program.
It provides academically promising students who have a demonstrated financial need with the academic, social, and financial support to help make their dreams of college and a bright future a reality.
For each scholar, $4,000 is raised in contributions from local businesses and the community, with the remainder coming from the state REACHGa Foundation funding.
When REACHGa scholars graduate, they receive a $10,000 scholarship which can be used at any Hope-eligible college, university, or technical school in Georgia.
Many of the students may be first in their family to go to college.
Southside Church included the REACHGa scholarship program as part of the BeRich giving campaign at their church.
The donation will make it possible to receive matching funds from the state REACHGa organization to name several new 8th grade REACHGa scholars in 2023.