EDUCATION & LIBRARIES
Formerly known as Education. Renamed in 2020 to better reflect its mission.
Promotes a commitment to lifelong learning through educational opportunities and stimulates action to address concerns related to literacy in communities at home and around the world.
Mentors in local schools
Provides free books at Lilburn Daze Arts and Craft Fair
Club members give out free, donated books to young and old at the local Farmer's Market to keep reading skills honed over the summer and to help combat illiteracy.
Provides financial and/or volunteer hours to local school programs involved in educational competitions both locally, nationally and internationally. Assists local schools when requested-volunteering at Career Fairs, providing clothes to elementary schools, etc
Promotes reading to Club members through the Book Club providing a structured reading program for self-enrichment and personal growth
Supports local libraries in their efforts to provide information, material, and educational opportunities
We financially support our Education Community Service Program Partner, HOBY. HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop the global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.
Award scholarships to 2 college bound local high school seniors and to 3 displaced homemakers attending Gwinnett Technical College as students.
The Dictionary Project
The Education Committee challenged themselves and the community to meet the goal of providing every third grader attending a Lilburn public elementary school with an age appropriate dictionary. Why third grade? Professional educators have determined that third grade is when children begin transitioning from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’
After confirming that there were 1415 third graders enrolled in Lilburn public schools this year, the committee began reaching out to other organizations in search of partners to cover the cost of the books and were met with resounding support in a very short period of time. Members of the LWC presented the concept to several other community based organizations including the Lilburn Business Association, Lilburn Lions Club, Evergreen Senior Club and Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #421 who each agreed whole-heartedly to sponsor a different school. Individual LWC club members also made personal donations to support the project.