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NEWSLETTER

March 2023

March Event Spotlight:

Join Tiffany Sturman, MPH, of Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center for an honest discussion about how to talk to children about sex, relationships, and body safety.


Click here to sign up!

Resource Spotlight:

Get parenting information sent straight to your phone! Bright by Text is a free service for parents and caregivers of children from prenatal up to 8 years old.


To sign up for Bright by Text, text SMARTATX to 274448 or sign up here for tips, resources, and information about local events.

National Reading Month


March is National Reading Month -- the perfect time to celebrate reading with kids! Reading together grows brains, empathy, and connection, and it's never too soon to start sharing books with children. Here are some tips for reading with kids:


  • Make reading part of your routine. Bedtime books are a great way to wind down, but try other times too, like a read-aloud during breakfast or a family audiobook in the car. Try to read out loud at least 15 minutes a day.
  • Get cozy. Take the time for closeness and connection. Read with your child snuggled up next to you or on your lap.
  • Be dramatic. Make your story time more interesting by trying different voices, making dramatic facial expressions, and using your body to tell the story.
  • Know when to stop. You don't have to finish every book you start. Make reading fun and positive, and put the book aside when your child loses interest.
  • Let your child choose books. Take your children to the library and let them pick out books to read together.

TGP Happenings

2023 Summer Youth Employment Program Coming Soon


The Georgetown Project will begin recruiting Georgetown high school students who are least 16 years old in early March for our Summer Youth Employment Program. If you're interested in an application or more information, please email Melisa Aranda at melisa@georgetownproject.org.


For SYEP, The Georgetown Project partners with local businesses to offer paid summer internships that offer valuable work experiences in entry-level employment positions for students. Click here to learn more.

Valentine's Day at TGP

Toddler Time Valentine's Party


We had a full house at Bridges to Growth to celebrate Valentine's Day with art projects, cookies, and lots of playtime.

Valentine's Day Bingo


The teens at the NEST Empowerment Center celebrated Valentine's Day with a special Valentine's Bingo party.

News from the NEST

Engaging in the Arts at the NEST

We have a well-rounded bunch at the NEST, and many of the teens enjoy art and music. We love to see their creativity!

The Buzz at Bridges to Growth

Infant & Toddler Early Childhood Educator Training

Bridges to Growth is excited to offer a special two day training for infant and toddler early childhood educators!


Texas Trainer Rhonda Richardson, PhD, will be leading 13 hours of professional development training developed by the Infant & Toddler Specialist Network and designed specifically for infant and toddler teachers.


Dates: Saturdays, March 4 and March 25

Time: 8:30am-3:00pm


Teachers who complete all 13 hours of the course will receive a free Circle Infant & Toddler Foundations Toy Box full of educational toys, books, and manipulatives to use in their classrooms.


The cost of the training is $25, which covers both days (13 hours of training), lunches and snacks, and the toy box.


Click on the flyer for more information or email lexy@georgetownproject.org.

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Upcoming Kids' Events

Click the links to register for these upcoming events!

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Upcoming Parent & Caregiver Workshops

Bridges to Growth is excited to offer both in-person and virtual parenting and childcare provider workshops. Click the links to register.

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Upcoming Spanish Events

Bridges to Growth offers several levels of ESL and Spanish. Our classes run for the full semester, from January through May and September through December. For more information email Alondra at alondra@georgetownproject.org.

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