Staff from Central Georgia Technical College and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department handed out Neighborhood Watchers Brochures to students at Oak Hill Middle School in Milledgeville on March 18.
The brochures were handed out as part of CGTC's Neighborhood Watchers program, funded by a grant from through the Grassroots Arts Program, administered by Macon Arts in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts.
The project uses visual art to raise public awareness to prevent crime and provide education to empower people to tackle crime in the community. The artwork was based on original concepts designed by students in CGTC's Digital Media Production program.
CGTC's Office of Student Affairs along with the Student Government Association, the Milledgeville Police Department, and Baldwin County Sheriff's Department are participating in the program.
"The Neighborhood Watchers program is a way to communicate information on crime prevention in a different way," said James M. Harvey, Jr., CGTC’s public relations director. "With our youth focused so heavily on images, it was important that they see from their own perspective the importance of reporting crime in their community. So the artwork really holds their interest. It’s also a way to let people know that CGTC goes beyond providing training and skills; we are involved in many other aspects of the community."
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties. More information about CGTC can be found at www.centralgatech.edu.
CGTC's Vice President for Satellite Operations, Hank Griffeth, hands out Neighborhood Watchers brochures to Oak Hill Middle School Students.
CGTC's Student Government Association President, Dontize Hughes, also hands out Neighborhood Watchers brochures.
Deputy Stacy Lewis represented the Baldwin County Sheriff"s Department in distributing brochures.
Oak Hill Middle School principal Dr. Linda Ramsey, center, accepts a Neighborhood Watchers print from CGTC's Student Government Association president Dontize Hughes, far left, Career Services Director Tony Turner, Vice President for Satellite Operations Hank Griffeth, and Baldwin County Sheriff's Deputy Stacy Lewis.