The Mary-Janel-Maggie Foundation Inc., a local nonprofit corporation at 487 Limerick Road in Midway, held an open house Oct. 12.
Foundation-staff members welcomed citizens with a walk-through of the facility. Staff included Charlene Harris, Joan Williams, Spencer Clark, Bobvet Williams, V. Olivia Hines-Latty and Natalie Hines-Canada. Board members attending included Tomika Byrd, B. Joann Thomas and Stephen Mullice. Chris Stacey and Mary Ellison were unable to attend the event.
The foundation’s mission is to implement youth-development, mentoring and enrichment projects, and to provide a haven for toddlers and healthy community-outreach services in Liberty County. Harris, Williams and Clark founded the organization after realizing that youth-development and enrichment activities, child-care services for low-income families and empowering families were missing in the Fleming, Freedman Grove, Woodland Lakes and Lake George communities.
The foundation provides before-school care (drop-off), pre-K services, after-school enrichment-mentoring services, academic enrichment, youth development, life and social skills, service-learning projects, adolescent intervention, job-readiness skills, tutorial assistance and parenting workshops.
For more information, call 884-9446.