“We began this process 15 months ago when we recruited a steering committee to complete a community assessment,” Clemmons said in a statement. “Earlier in the year, along with city officials, my colleagues on the BOC and the county manager, we did a county tour with the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Club.
“Since the tour, we have chosen to proceed with a school-based model contingent upon support of the Henry County School Board,” she said.
Phillip Bryant, CEO and president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia, applauded the efforts of Henry leaders to bring the program to their community.
“We think this is the right direction for us to expand services and we have received several phone calls asking if we were planning to come to Henry County,” Bryant said. “I’m hoping we can get the ball rolling.”