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June 2023

June Event Spotlight:

The Georgetown Project & Georgetown Family YMCA are hosting Fit & Fun Day!

Let's get moving! Join us at the park for an obstacle course and kid-sized fun run/walk! 

Tuesday, June 27


Rivery Park, 125 Woodlawn Ave, Georgetown, TX 78628

Click here to sign up!

Resource Spotlight:

Father's Playbook app is designed to support Dads-to-be with pregnancy and baby information, tips, and financial planning tools.

Download this free app at the App Store for Apple or on Google Play for Androids.

Celebrating Dads

With Father's Day right around the corner, we thought it was a great time to celebrate all the fathers and father figures that make a difference in kids' lives. Thanks, Dads!

Click here for a list of Father's Day gifts that kids can make, and click here to check out this great list of activities to do with Dad, by age.

Click the video below to learn more about the Value of Dad.

TGP Happenings

TGP Summer Youth Employment Program Kick-Off

More than 20 interns from the Summer Youth Employment Program kicked off their summer with a Job Readiness Boot Camp. Students had fun interacting with animals from the Simple Sparrow Care Farm, one of the work sites.

SYEP students have now begun their 8-week summer jobs, and we know this is going to be a great summer! Thank you to these great work sites for partnering with us to provide Georgetown high school students with their first job experience:

City of Georgetown: ​

  • City Manager’s Office​
  • Organizational Development Office​
  • Public Library​
  • Animal Shelter​
  • Recreation Center​ and Camp Goodwater

Georgetown Palace Theatre​

Simple Sparrow Care Farm ​

The Caring Place​

First Texas Bank​

Williamson County ​Animal Shelter ​

Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown

News from the NEST

TGP NEST Empowerment Center Open House

We had many reasons to celebrate at our NEST Empowerment Center Open House last month. We wrapped up another fun-filled, successful year at the NEST and enjoyed a special presentation of the NESTlings reading their original poems. We also got to give a big thank you to Ms. Bebe who stepped down from her role at the end of the school year. We wish her all the best!

We also want to thank our friends from San Gabriel Presbyterian Church who helped to make another NEST celebration special. Pictured is Rev. Bill Pederson with George and Barbara Hejtmanek. They work so hard to provide wonderful food and gatherings for our celebrations at the NEST. Thank you!

Meet Brigid Cooley,

TGP NEST Empowerment Center Coordinator

We are excited to announce our new TGP NEST Empowerment Center Coordinator, Brigid Cooley! She will make a wonderful addition to our team. Here are a few words from Brigid:

I am thrilled to be joining The Georgetown Project as coordinator for the NEST Empowerment Center -- a program I became acquainted with while volunteering and facilitating poetry workshops for the NESTlings. My professional background is in journalism, with past positions including staff writer at the Williamson County Sun. I've worked with students in many capacities throughout my life, with my proudest being through my role as one of the co-founders of the St. Mary's Musical Theatre Camp, a summer theatre program operating out of St. Mary's University in San Antonio (my hometown). I look forward to growing with the NEST program and providing vital services to Georgetown youth.

The Buzz at Bridges to Growth

2023 Committed to Kids Training Conference

Don't miss the 2023 Committed to Kids Summer Training Conference, brought to you by The Georgetown Project and Christ Lutheran Learning Center! Click here to register!

Join us for: 

  • Two days of high quality training for early childhood educators
  • Up to 15 hours of training credit
  • Special "Girls Night Out" with Paint with Me Kimberly Keller

Click here for the class descriptions.

Preschool Fun & Learning

In May, we learned all about growing plants at Toddler Time and ¡Hola Amiguitos!

In June, we are continuing our exploration of the great outdoors.

Upcoming Events at TGP Bridges to Growth

July Kids' Event Registration Opens June 15!

Join us for free summer kids activities! Registration for July events will open on June 15. Register through Eventbrite at

Free Family Expressive Arts Activities

Join TBCH Hope Counseling Program Suzanne Wood, LPC-S, to have fun while building deeper connections together through art!

In these family workshops, Suzanne will lead an art activity that will get the conversation flowing about feelings, worries, resilience, and more. These workshops are open to children aged 5 and up and any grown-ups in their lives.

Registration for July dates opens June 15. Click here to register through Eventbrite.

Click the links below to register now for these upcoming events!


Parent & Caregiver Workshop


Spanish Event for Adults


Community News

GISD Job Fair

On Thursday, June 8, GISD will host a Job Fair at Tippit Middle School from 9 - 11 am. Anyone is welcome to attend the job fair and learn about available job opportunities in GISD. 


Visit with campus administrators and department heads to learn about various career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Elementary and secondary teachers
  • Bilingual teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Instructional aides
  • Nutrition services
  • Transportation bus drivers and mechanics
  • Maintenance and custodial services
  • And more


To view current open positions in Georgetown ISD, visit


Refreshments will be available. You can register here. Your RSVP is not required but is appreciated and will help us plan for the event. For more information about the job fair, please see this flyer


Free Guided Nature Walk/Training

Rhonda Richardson, Ph.D., TECPDS master-level trainer and ERAFANS certified nature teacher is offering a free Nature Walk at Berry Springs! Earn 2.5 hours of professional development as she guides you through a gentle nature walk.

Water and snacks will be provided, and participants will take home binoculars and a nature bag with paper journal, pencil, and 100% cotton bandana. Space is limited and registration is required. For more info or to sign up, email Rhonda at or call (979) 777-1022.

Click here for the full flyer.

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