Leadership Fayette starts GED program in Fayette County Jail

Wed, 02/28/2007 - 3:59pm
By: The Citizen

Fayette Leadship GED program at jail

Leadership Fayette, combined with key committed individuals, has succeeded in placing a GED program in the Fayette County Jail. Judy Snider, a 32-year veteran teacher in Fayette County, has devoted her time to teaching the GED prep class. She said, “These guys really want to learn.” Passing the GED will allow them better choices in the future upon release.

The first inmate from Fayette County Jail’s new GED program has just passed the GED test, and the second inmate has taken the test and is awaiting results.

Last year’s Leadership Fayette class began the process and this year’s class has helped with the three step plan:

• Placing the GED class in the jail;

• Restocking the jail library;

• Forming a non-profit coalition of concerned citizens and spiritual leaders.

The library is in constant need of new paperback books, as inmates are anxious to read motivational, positive books. Faith-based books are extremely helpful.

If you are interested in donating books for the Literacy Program, boxes have been placed in all freestanding Fayette branches of Regions, Suntrust and Peachtree National Banks during the months of February and March.

The team is challenging the community to get involved and help Fayette County be a safe place to live and work. “These folks are going to be released back into our community in the near future. Our goal is for them to be better citizens when they are released,” said Lt. Steve Coker.

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