CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock joined the stage Friday with several students to share a huge milestone in their education.
Dozens of fifth grade students graduated from the C.H.A.M.P.S program, which stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, taught by sheriff's deputies.
It focuses on anti-bullying, drug and gang prevention and making good choices. Sergeant Harry Fox says children need positive role models, especially at the transitional stage entering middle school.
"They are our future, without them we are nothing, with us being proactive helping them along the way, guiding them in the right direction. It will make it more successful for our community," said Crisp County Sheriff's Sgt. Harry Fox.
The program was developed back in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.