Over the holidays, members of the Women Impacting West Georgia (WIWG) visited the Atlanta Youth Development Campus (YDC) to spread some cheer. For one of their service projects, WIWG members generously filled gift bags with coloring and activity books, colored pencils and toiletry kits to distribute to DJJ youth. Atlanta YDC Director Jimmie Hooks greeted the group and thanked them for their time and contributions.
Cathy Smith-Curry, Assistant Director for DJJ’s Office of Reentry Services, is a proud member of WIWG. “One of the primary areas of focus for WIWG is enhancing services and improving outcomes for youth. It is our intent to positively impact the lives of youth in our communities,” said Smith-Curry.
WIWG is a non-profit organization of dedicated and committed women whose goal is to impact the communities of Douglas, Paulding, Carroll and South Cobb counties through service and scholarship. In the words of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the organization believes that “the chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.”
DJJ thanks the members of WIWG for their altruism and encourages those interested in volunteering with the youth in its care to contact the Office of Volunteer Services: DJJVolunteerServices@djj.state.ga.us.
Story information provided by Cathy Smith-Curry; graphic by Matt Montgomery
Author -Mary Catherine Heard