Pioneer Georgia makes more strides for Hogansville

Published 5:20 pm Friday, February 14, 2020

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During the past few months Pioneer Georgia, in its efforts to revitalize the Hogansville community, opened an after-school program in The Village area. 

Pioneer is a nonprofit small business incubator, desiring to cultivate economic growth throughout the community. 

Pioneer has become a catalyst for getting small businesses off the ground in the community and is playing a key role in reshaping Hogansville’s downtown.  

Its after-school program, Elevation Youth, is now currently serving more than 100 students from Hogansville Elementary School. 

Students ages pre-K through fifth grade are getting more than just a place to go after school. The program works with the students on finishing their homework or extra school work before they are allowed to play. 

After homework is completed, the students have their own classrooms based on grade level where they rotate through recreation time, art, music and more. 

The program is also working hand-in-hand with the school system to make sure students are passing or getting the extra help they need.

The after-school program is $100 for the entire year. As part of the program, students receive a hot, full-course meal every day. 

We are excited to see what this program will do for not only the students of the Hogansville community but the entire city. 

Pioneer bought an older church building where the after-school program is currently housed and is working to actively take the steps to renovate it to make it fit what the program and students need. 

Elevation Youth is also in the process of adding a computer center to its building as well. 

The efforts of the program do not stop during the school year either. They are going to offer a summer program that will be open to any child in Troup County. 

We applaud Pioneer Georgia and Elevation Youth for their efforts to help the students of Hogansville. 

It won’t stop at children either, as the organization also hopes for the building to become a community center where GED classes will be offered. 

We hope to see their efforts succeed Hogansville.