Atlanta, GA (February 19, 2010) –- SCANA Energy will host a player from the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters at its homework center at Birney Elementary School on Thursday, March 4.
Globetrotter Moo Moo Evans will visit the homework center students at the school on 775 Smyrna-Powder Springs Road in Marietta from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. to present the Globetrotters’ “C.H.E.E.R.™ For Character” program. Through the Globetrotters’ signature ball handling skills and comedy, this fun and interactive presentation is designed with assistance from the U.S. Department of Education and state educators to extol the virtues of character development and a positive lifestyle.
The Birney Elementary Homework Center operates from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The center serves 45 third- through fifth-grade students. “We are pleased to be an educational partner with SCANA Energy and look forward to encouraging our students to excel through the after-school program,” says Rattana Inthirathvongsy, principal of Birney.
SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills. Each homework center operates with two certified teachers who are responsible for the total management of the program. SCANA Energy provides funds for the teachers, an assistant, snacks, and student incentives. Additional Georgia Homework Centers include elementary schools in Augusta, College Park, Decatur, East Point, Macon, Norcross, Rome, and Savannah.
SCANA Energy serves households and businesses across Georgia as one of the largest natural gas marketers in the state. The company also has a regulated unit, SCANA Energy Regulated Division, selected as the state’s only regulated natural gas provider.