Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia House of Representatives, and the Georgia State Senate proclaimed February 29, 2016 as REACH Georgia Day. The REACH Georgia Program welcomed over 100 REACH Scholars and school personal to the Capitol to celebrate this day.
Scholars were recognized by Chairman Bubber Epps in the House of Representatives and Senator Mike Dugan and REACH Foundation Board Member, Stephanie Blank, in the State Senate. In addition, Scholars were able to tour the Capitol and hear from Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black over a lunch-n-learn.
AT&T and Georgia Power presented a check to Governor Deal to support REACH scholarships, bringing AT&T’s contributions to $700,000 and Georgia Power’s contributions to $400,000 since 2012.
The success of REACH Georgia would not be possible without the bipartisan support of the Georgia General Assembly and our funding partners in the private sector. It is imperative that we continue to let our Scholars know the importance of our friends and partners in the Georgia General Assembly and open up their eyes to state government. For many Scholars, this was their first time ever visiting the Georgia State Capitol.