DJJ Volunteer Services: Father's Day Surprise in Macon

July 19, 2018

Father's Day is a worldwide celebration of fatherhood and male parenting to recognize the contributions that fathers and father figures make to the lives of children.  

For the youth of the Macon Youth Development Campus (Macon YDC) and Macon Regional Youth Detention Center (Macon RYDC), Father's Day meant reaching out to people who did not have family members who could celebrate the holiday this year.  As part of a DJJ Service Learning Project, Macon YDC and Macon RYDC youth created homemade Father's Day cards for the senior members of the PruittHealth Nursing Home in Macon.

More than forty Father's Day cards were individually designed by the Macon YDC and RYDC youth.  Both the youth and seniors alike appreciated the cards and the positive emotions behind the artwork. Many of the nursing home residents stated that they would cherish the cards for years to come.

The Department of Juvenile Justice thanks Regional Volunteer Coordinator Ornessa Jones-Collins for her help in organizing the Father's Day Service Learning Project.

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