DCSS Virtual Community Bulletin Board

DCSS Community Bulletin Board

Visit this page often for information on community events, recreation leagues, performances, summer and school break camps, enrichment activities, and more. These announcements are submitted by organizations not affiliated with the Douglas County School System. For information on how to submit an announcement please see:

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Community Events & Awareness

15th Annual Scales of Justice Scholarship
Applications for the 2024 Fried Goldberg Scales of Justice Scholarship are being accepted from March 1-May 1. Awards are $2,500 to the top finalist and $1,000 to the second and third-place winners. Click Here to learn more.

Line Dance Fundraiser for JaMelia Baylor-Stroud
Elementary school teacher JaMelia Baylor-Stroud needs a kidney transplant to live. A Line Dance Fundraiser will be held for Baylor-Stroud on Saturday, April 6 at the Deer Lick Park Gymnasium. Click here to view a flyer and visit JaMelia's website for more information about how to help.

Legacy of Pearls Foundation Scholarships
Applications for Legacy of Pearls Foundation Scholarships are now open for Douglas County students. There are several scholarships available, including one that is specifically for seniors attending high school in Douglas County. The deadline to apply is March 1. 

Visit https://legacyofpearls.org/scholarships/ to apply. 

 Bill Arp Park Baseball
First Coach Academy Recreation, a Douglasville-based not-for-profit, has launched youth baseball at Bill Arp Park. Register at leagues.bluesombrero.com/dominatorsbaseball.
View the English flyer or Spanish flyer for more information.

Astronomical Event Illustration (Art) Contest

Due to the overwhelming interest and to accommodate more entries, the submission deadline has been extended to February 26, 2024.
  • This contest is open to youth in Douglas County.
  • There are three age categoriesGrades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12
  • Only art of astronomical events, celestial body events such as eclipses, novae or planetary collisions will be accepted for the contest.
  • Students can enter the contest by completing the online form, accessible via the link below, and uploading a sketch or concept of their art. We welcome drawings, paintings, or computer-aided illustrations.

STEM at The Park Teen Science Cafe
Topic: Computer Engineering
Thursdays, February 15 and March 21, 6-7 p.m.
Alice J. Hawthorne Community Center - Meeting Room 1 - 7775 Malone Street Douglasville, GA 30134
Pre-registration: https://bit.ly/SATPTEENSPRING
Engineering Design Challenge for Teens
Topic: Prototyping a futuristic gadget
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. 
Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton 4055 Flat Shoals Rd, South Fulton, GA 30291

Teen Science Cafe at College Park Branch Library 
Tuesday, February 27, 6-7 p.m.
College Park Branch Library -
3647 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Main St EGGstravagant Hunt
Monday, March 11, 2024
12-3 p.m.
Worthan Park
Intersection of Hwy. 92 and Strickland Street.
A family fun day with face painting, sweet treats and outdoor games.

Next Up Teen Resiliency Program
Aug. 2, 2023-May 22, 2024
Open to middle and high school students. The program will provide a variety of services for students, including tutoring, group training & skill building, counseling, parental services, and much more. See the flyer above for dates and more information

Douglas County Boys & Girls Club Gaming Team
The Douglas County Boys and Girls Club is seeking teen gamers for their EA Sports Gaming Team. The team will compete against others from around the world on systems such as PS5, XBox 360 and more
Click here for a flyer with more information or contact Coach Anderson at [email protected] or 770-577-9824

Douglas County Senior Services Kinship Grand Initiative Program
This program is designed to help grandparents and other relatives (55+) who are raising children. Call 770-489-3100 or email [email protected] for more information

Church Street Farmers Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications
For more information contact [email protected]
See the flyer above for more information

Connect Douglas Fixed Route Bus Service 

After-School Childcare & Camps

Boys & Girls Club After-School Activities
Open to students ages 6-18
Click the flyer above to learn more about programs offered for each age group
Contact Kim Best at [email protected] to sign up.

 Eureka Educational Summer Camp
June 5-July 14 at Heirway Christian Academy
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aftercare available from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Register online now at eurekasummercamp.com
For more information contact [email protected]
Click here for a flyer with more information

Free Offerings

Community Assistance Resources for Food
A list of area non-profits providing food assistance 

Count Me In Group
Non-profit offers free virtual tutoring for elementary students
Visit countmeingroup.org to learn more about free tutoring and becoming a volunteer tutor

Good Samaritan Center Offers Free Groceries to Families in Need
8366 Grady Street, Douglasville, Monday - Friday mornings

Hope for Youth Mentoring
Non-profit offers free mentoring for at-risk youth ages 8-14 years old

Kids' Choice, Inc.
An online marketplace where students buy and sell original educational resources


Affordable Connectivity Program
A new federal program that can help low-income families save on internet bills
For more information or to see who can qualify, click here

2021 IRS Advance Child Tax Credit
For more information about the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit, click here

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