Southside Church supports REACHGa scholarships

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Jason Dixon, lead pastor at Southside Church in Peachtree City, presents a check supporting the REACH Georgia scholarship program to county coordinator Virginia Gibbs (left) and Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Patterson (right).

Southside Church is helping support the academic dreams of Fayette County Public Schools students with a generous donation to the REACH Georgia scholarship program.

Southside Church included the REACHGa scholarship program as part of the BeRich giving campaign at their church. The funds will make it possible to receive matching funds from the state REACHGa organization to name several new 8th grade REACHGa scholars in 2023.

REACH Georgia is a statewide needs-based mentorship and scholarship program. It provides academically promising students who have a demonstrated financial need with the academic, social, and financial support to help make their dreams of college and a bright future a reality.

When REACHGa scholars graduate, they receive a $10,000 scholarship which can be used at any Hope-eligible college, university, or technical school in Georgia. Many of the students may be first in their family to go to college.

The REACHGa scholarship program is possible thanks to the generous support of many. For each scholar, $4,000 is raised in contributions from local businesses and the community, with the remainder coming from the state REACHGa Foundation funding.

For more information on the REACH Georgia scholarship program, go to: www.fcboe.org/domain/2781.