“I told my mom that I’ll go to these classes, but if I don’t like it, I’m not going back,” Mark Sager said about the Communities in Schools Parenting Education Classes.
The father of a 10-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, Sager recently completed the 12-week program.
“After the first class, I became interested and wanted to find out more because what they were telling me made sense. I began to look forward to Tuesday nights. My daughter loved coming to the program as much as I did.”
Peer Court is a joint venture between Communities in Schools of Brunswick County and District Attorney Rex Gore.
It is an alternative system of justice that offers first time juvenile offenders between the ages of 11-16 an opportunity to admit responsibility for their offenses and receive constructive sentencing from their peers.
Chargeable offenses may include truancy, disorderly conduct, simple affray, simple assault and others.
Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) is an organization of woodturners from counties throughout southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. Seventeen members of WAWA came together to develop, design and build the chapter’s second entry in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge, shown and judged at the AAW National Conference June 17-20.
Several Brunswick residents are members of the group.
Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.
Comfort Socks had an event on Saturday, June 19, at the Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.
With the help from the Shallotte and Tri-Beach fire departments, firefighters gave children a tour of the trucks, passed out hats and spoke about safety in homes.
Comfort Socks had bubbles, candy and other items for children. Coupons to Angelo’s Italian Restaurant were handed out for each package of socks donated to Comfort Socks.
The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.
Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.
For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.
“Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”