Hogansville city council hears youth academy – LaGrange Daily News


During Monday’s Hogansville City Council meeting, Charon Prophet of Pioneer Georgia Elevation Youth Academy provided council with an update on the after-school program.

“Currently, we are serving around 105 to 110 children,” Prophet said. “The ages range from kindergarten to fifth grade, and we cover things with them like homework. We work hand in hand with [Principal Gina] Turner in elementary school for the difficulties some students may have.

The academy has certified teachers who work with the students who come in the afternoon.

“So far it has definitely increased,” Prophet said. “We have parents who come to the academy every day to register their children.”

Pioneer Georgia Elevation Youth Academy is located at 401 Granite Street in Hogansville. Prophet said that you can get more information about the after school program by spending any day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“On a typical day, the kids usually arrive around 2:15 pm,” Prophet said. “The buses with Troup County go by and drop them off. We currently have two buses. The first bus takes kindergarten to grade three.

Starting this week, each child in the after-school program will receive a full hot meal.

“The fourth and fifth years arrive on the second bus, and then all the years start a rotation,” Prophet said. “Each level has its own classroom. You also have professors in there. They alternate throughout the day in courses such as physical education and health. We do arts every day and will start music. Next week we have a gentleman who will teach chess.

Prophet said they are also planning a summer program for children aged five through middle school.

“It will be seven weeks and will start at seven in the morning,” the Prophet said. “It will also be a destination to feed the children [in the community] until the age of 18. “

The academy has a ceiling of only being able to accommodate 150 students.

“We are happy to have this organization in place,” said Mayor Bill Stankiewicz. “If we can’t take care of our children, there is nothing we can do. It is the most critical need in our community.