ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A local church is motivating its youngest members to excel in the classroom.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church kicked off a three-day Back-to-School Conference Friday night with live music.
If you missed the event, there are still two more days to participate.
"It's very important because as you all know that the community we all raise each other," said Yasmine White, church first lady. "And knowing that the pastor and the church family and the community and the neighborhood cares, it's going to motivate them."
On Saturday, the church will have a carnival with games and food for families.
The events will go on from 9 a.m. through lunchtime.
The church will also host a school supply giveaway during Saturday's carnival.
On Sunday, churchgoers are encouraged to wear "school spirit" attire with their school colors during the 10 a.m. service.