It’s Fashion Metro, a local women’s clothing store, recently made a donation to East Georgia State College’s Bobcat Bridge program. The store, located in the Swainsboro Plaza, donated six boxes of clothes and shoes to the program.
East Georgia State College, as an institution within the University System of Georgia, is a participant in the Embark program, which was developed within the University System of Georgia to provide a point of contact for students who have previously or are currently classified as a homeless or foster children. EGSC’s program on campus is named The Bobcat Bridge. As a participant institution, EGSC is establishing a bridge to assist students with some personal needs to support them while they obtain an education.
The Bobcat Bridge program was organized to ensure that students attending EGSC would not be adversely affected in their academic studies due to their inability to provide basic needs. EGSC has established a committee to ensure that students’ needs are analyzed and provided for as they have resources available to do so. The mission is to bridge the gap between what students’ current statuses are and enable them to reach their goals. EGSC diligently works to provide the bridge between academics and basic needs to assist students for their next level in academics and life.
The Bobcat Bridge Program provides educational and personal counseling, mentoring, personal care needs, and assistance with food. These services can be requested through submittal of an online form, which allows the student to do so confidentially. The request is then reviewed by the committee to determine need and to what extent it can be performed within a 24 business hour period. The student is then contacted and informed of where they can receive their requested items.
EGSC would like to thank It’s Fashion Metro and the others who have graciously given to the program this year. If you would like more information on the program or would like to know more about donating, visit http://www.ega.edu/bobcatbridge .