- 08/02 - Job Prep, Job Applications-Pell City Career Center
- 08/05 - Applying Biosecurity Measures in a Goat Herd
- 08/07 - Rain Barrel Workshop
- 08/09 - Farmers Market Training Series
- 08/09 - Job Prep, Resume Building, Pell City Career Center
- 08/16 - Gardening 101 Workshop Series
- 08/16 - Job Prep, Appropriate Dress, Pell City Career Center
- 08/19 - Wiregrass Electronics Waste Collection Day
- 08/24 - Risk Management & Business Workshop
- 08/25 - Forages and grazing Management Symposium for Sheep, Goat and Small-Scale Beef Cattle Production
Grand Relatives as Parents Program
The number of grandparents and relatives having to raise a child once again has been increasing throughout the United States for the past 20-30 years. In the state of Alabama, more than 148,127 children under the age of 18 are now living with grandparents or other relatives (Grandfacts, 2013). Forty-six percent of these children (67,653) live in homes where grandparents are responsible for raising them. Many of these children (42%) living with grandparent householders have no parent living within the household.
The Grand Relatives as Parents Program, better known as Grand RAPP, was developed to assist individuals such as grandparents, relatives and other adults who are faced with having to switch lanes in life to become a parent again or perhaps to become a parent for the very first time.