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Healthy Learners is seeking a Director of Development.
The Healthy Learners Georgetown program began operation in early January 2009. The program serves financially disadvantaged elementary, middle and high school students who are either uninsured or underinsured. This includes students who are covered by Medicaid. Transportation to and from school to appointments is a unique and vital link to the success of the Healthy Learners program.
An overview of the needs of the children of Georgetown County outlines several important facts. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program states that 14.2% of residents under the age of 18 are uninsured. According to the State Department of Education's website, approximately 60% of the students in Georgetown County qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2008. The 2008 Kid's Count data reports that 75.3% of parents with children ages 6-17 years were in the labor force, however 26.6% of children in the same age group lived in poverty. Children in single parent families made up 73.6% of all the county's children living in poverty. Also according to Kid's Count data, 28% of students do not graduate from school.
Families with uninsured and underinsured children are often unable to meet the financial obligations of health care and the lack of transportation makes health care access even more difficult.The Healthy Learners staff is committed to eliminating health barriers to learning for the children of Georgetown County by providing access to health care.
For more information about Healthy Learners Georgetown call Rebecca Lammonds, Coordinator at (843) 436-7020 or email: email@example.com.