CLICK needs community's help for annual Trivia BeeFor 15 years, CLICK (Certified Literate Is Coweta’s Key) has been involved in efforts in our community to improve literacy.
Working closely with the Coweta County School System and West Georgia Technical College, CLICK -- which is mostly volunteers -- has achieved important successes in helping the citizens of our community improve their educational level.
When CLICK became a participant in the statewide Certified Literate Community Program in 1998, the local organization’s goal was to improved the educational level of more than 6,500 Cowetans. That was half of the local residents who were identified as functionally illiterate in the 1990 Census.
That goal was achieved more than two years ago, and Coweta County was designated a Certified Literate Community in Georgia. But there is much work to be done. There are still thousands of adults in our community who do not have a high school education. There are hundreds of others who simply can’t read. Others have educational needs.
CLICK promotes awarenesss of the issue. It recruits volunteers. It provides scholarships for GED testing. It conducts a GED graduation in our community each year. CLICK volunteers are tutors and mentors for those in need in our community.
CLICK’s efforts take money, and the organization receives no public funding. One of the top fund-raising events each year is a Trivia Bee in which local teams compete. The teams are sponsored by local groups and individuals, with the money going to CLICK. This fundraiser has provided $15,000 to $20,000 to CLICK each year.
The Trivia Bee is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan. Right now, sponsors and teams are being solicited.
This is a worthwhile cause. If you want to enter a team or sponsor a team, contact CLICK Executive Director Lisa Johnston at 678-423-2000, extension 339, or e-mail email@example.com .