September 18, 2018
Contact: Simone McKinney
Atlanta, GA –- SCANA Energy has partnered with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to help transform the Westside of Atlanta neighborhood by investing in its first after-school homework center for low-income students in the Westside area. SCANA Energy will celebrate this partnership initiative with the opening of its new homework center at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday, September 25, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the school on 1040 Fair Street SW in Atlanta. An Atlanta Falcons player will appear with Freddie Falcon and Falcons cheerleaders at the opening celebration of the homework center where they will engage the students in competitive games and sports activities to emphasize the importance of physical activity and teamwork.
SCANA Energy is funding a secure, supervised environment where teachers will spend time with students after school working on homework assignments and developing study skills. The SCANA Energy Homework Center at M. Agnes Jones Elementary will serve 30 third through fifth grade students and operate from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “I am very excited about the SCANA Energy Homework Center opportunity coming to our students this school year. This type of quality homework support will help bridge learning for our deserving boys and girls,” says Dr. Margul Woolfolk, principal of M. Agnes Jones.
“As the Official Natural Gas Provider of the Atlanta Falcons and a Founding Partner of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SCANA Energy is dedicated to revitalizing the Westside community through the funding and development of new educational programming that will give students an opportunity to grow and excel,” says George Devlin, vice president and general manager of SCANA Energy. Additional SCANA Energy Homework Centers in Georgia include elementary schools in College Park, Decatur, East Point, Lilburn, Marietta, Norcross, and Stone Mountain.
SCANA Energy serves households and businesses as a leading natural gas marketer in Georgia. The company also has a regulated unit, SCANA Energy Regulated Division, selected as the state’s only natural gas provider of last resort.
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