The Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) recently honored a special group of 40 graduating seniors for achieving their high school goals in spite of the obstacle of high mobility when the district’s Children in Transition Program held a post-graduation celebration in the Homeless Education Department at 5968 Maddox Rd., Morrow.
The celebration included a meal, special guests, gifts and career and college guidance advice by, among others, Clayton State University Admissions Counselor Joseph Echols, and Clayton State student Lavar Matthews. Some of the students at the celebration will be attending Clayton State this fall.
Clayton County Public Schools has been a provider of services to a growing number of homeless and highly mobile children and youth through its Children in Transition Program. Helping eligible seniors fulfill college admissions requirements is only one of its many services. Students receive assistance based on their needs and the department’s collaboration with other service agencies.
For more information contact the CCPS Homeless Education Department at (404) 363-8894 or visit www.clayton.k12.ga.us/CIT.