Children & Youth who feel safe, develop strong relationships with caring adults, create and participate in school and community activities and receive community support and opportunities can more easily build the skills necessary to personal and academic success.
The Georgetown Divide Ready by 21™, Inc. (GDRB21) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to help children and youth on the Georgetown Divide develop these lifelong skills.
Our mission is for all youth to be thriving, responsible, productive citizens, skilled workers and lifelong learners who are connected to their local and world communities.
Our hope is that our community will embrace our efforts and support the organization so our children achieve their maximum potential.
Former GSHS Student Now Young Adult Tells His Story!
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What is the El Dorado County Best Rx Savings Program?
El Dorado County’s Best Rx Savings Program has been designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for the residents of El Dorado County. No registration or qualifications are required to use the El Dorado County Best Rx Savings Card and the program is absolutely free.
Visit http://www.eldoradobestrx.com/en/index.aspx for details!
The California Gold Rush of 1849 provides the historic claim to fame for the towns of Georgetown, Cool, Garden Valley, Kelsey, Greenwood, Pilot Hill, and Volcanoville that are spread across the craggy hills above the middle and south forks of the American River. But this cluster of former mining towns known as the Georgetown Divide is working to launch a reputation of another kind. They want to be known as one of the best places to raise healthy, successful and connected children.Changemaker_Action_Georgetown_Divide
Located in a canyon reachable by a single road, and with a population of only 13,000, Georgetown Divide has captured national attention with its unusually broad-based and effective programs for young people. Follow this link for full article
Lessons from the Ready by 21®
Quality Counts Initiative
Ready by 21: Making Quality Count
Earlier this year, I posted a blog “Can’t See the Forest for the Fields” in which I talked about the arbitrary (for youth) but systemic (for our schools, communities, and organizations) distinction between the notion of “student” and that of “youth”. I also talked about the gap that we create when a young person is a student say from 7 a.m.-2:00 p.m. while in school and then suddenly becomes a youth when he exits the school building and enters the community. Click me for the entire blog posting…
All of the past winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING competition showcase promising practices that communities across America can model to offer their youth the necessary tools and support systems to help them thrive. Whether small towns, large cities, suburban areas or rural locations, all of the 100 Best communities house winning youth-focused strategies.
The 100 Best designation is a great way for national organizations to have their local affiliates be recognized for their outstanding community work. The competition celebrates community-level efforts to improve the lives of young people and uphold the Grad Nation mission to end the high school dropout crisis. Alliance partners can download a promotional toolkit today to help with recruitment efforts at www.americaspromise.org/100best. This easy-to-use toolkit offers a number of resources that help outreach efforts and engage local organizations to lead applications in their communities. Follow this link for full article