Cobb EMC Community Foundation Helps Us With Playground Expansion


Acworth, Georgia (March 31, 2022)​ –​ Brookwood Christian School has received a Cobb EMC Community Foundation sponsorship to ​update and expand playground space.

We saw a 50% increase in enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic made parents more aware of their children’s weaknesses and struggles and has driven them to seek the help they need.

With the increase in our enrollment, we need to increase our outdoor play & exercise area to accommodate both our lower grade students and our older students, as their interests and needs differ. Fortunately we have the space, but we need funding for the preparation and equipment. 

“We have always held outdoor learning experiences as a key component of our curriculum, long before COVID-19,” said principal, Kim Wigington. “As studies show, we notice the increase in attention and engagement of the students after outdoor play, exercise, and learning activities.”

Students on playground

This sponsorship will help with the upgrades & expansion of our playground space.


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About Brookwood Christian

Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning diso rders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders,attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.

Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia SB-10 scholarship program. Ninety-three percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Recognition such as this helps with our fundraising which helps keep our operating costs and tuition low.


About Cobb EMC Foundation

Many generous Cobb EMC members round their bills up each month, through Operation Round Up, to donate to charitable organizations in our community. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation is a third-party foundation, separate from Cobb EMC employees and directors, set up to administer and distribute the funds collected through Operation Round Up. Decisions made by the ​volunteer board​ are based on funds available and the community impact of requests.


Contacts:

Tammy Urban
Development & Communications Director
Brookwood Christian School
404-428-8960
first.last@brookwoodchristian.com

Helen Wilson
Admin Asst II ‑ Marketing & Corporate Communications
Cobb EMC
678‑355‑3271
first.last@cobbemc.com