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Parents show they care about "I Care" Program

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Eight Dougherty County Schools were recognized today for their parent participation as part of the "I Care" Program.

Dougherty County's Lincoln Elementary School, with 829 students, is the largest school yet to get 100-percent participation. Northside Elementary School also had 100 percent participation. Eight elementary schools had more than 65-percent parents take part in "I Care" programs. Program officials say parents want to be involved.

"The research indicates parents want to be involved with their children, but they want to be involved with their children at home and I care provides that opportunity because activities were sent home for parents to do," said Elbert Solomon, "I Care" President/CEO.

The schools hope to see more participation from parents of middle school and high school students. This is the fourth year for the "I Care" program in Dougherty County Schools. It encourages character building activities for both students and parents.

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