The Annemarie & Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. Scholarship Program was created by The Sapelo Foundation in honor of Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. and Dr. Annemarie Reynolds as an expression of their commitment to the people of McIntosh County, Georgia.
In 2020, The Sapelo Foundation will launch its new strategic plan. Under the new strategic plan, the Foundation will continue its longtime commitment to McIntosh County, but with a redefined goal: “advance social prosperity in McIntosh County across generations by improving outcomes for young people.” Furthermore, during this public health crisis and phases of rebuilding to come, there could not be a more critical time for partnership and innovation to improve outcomes for young people in McIntosh County. To pursue its redefined goal, the Foundation is announcing a two-part transition.
First, 2020 will begin a closure for the Foundation’s current Annemarie & Richard J. Reynolds. Jr. Scholarship Program. Details are shared in scholarship award letters and on the Foundation’s website.
Second, 2020 will begin a new partnership between The Sapelo Foundation, McIntosh County Schools, and Communities in Schools. Communities in Schools advances a nationally recognized model for whole-child support (academic, emotional, and social). Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, Communities in Schools will expand its work from Glynn County into McIntosh County in three key ways:
(1) placement of a Site Coordinator at McIntosh County Academy to support high school students, families, teachers, and administrators;
(2) placement of a Program Manager to build community outcomes inside and outside of the high school and across both counties; and
(3) administration of a new version of the Annemarie and Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. Scholarship for some graduates of McIntosh County Academy.
More information will be announced soon about the new partnership.