Youth Services

Calhoun Housing Authority’s Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is an after school tutorial that was created to help students with homework after school.  The Imagination Station has evolved over the years and offers more activities each year for school age students.

Currently, there is a computer lab for those students that would like to come and access Study Island.  Study Island  is a researched based educational tool for students from 1st to 8th grade.  It is a fact - kids that have access and utilize Study Island perform better on their CRCT (Criterion Reference Competency Test) than those who do not.

Along with promoting good grades and a positive attitude about school – the Imagination Station also promotes good health, fun and exercise.

The Station participates in the Summer Healthy Food Program every summer and provides good nutritional food to all of the students and the surrounding community.  When supplies are available, the Program Coordinator, Ms. Mary Mays, will hold cooking classes and prepare healthy snacks and treats for the children as they arrive in from a long day a school.

Once a student’s homework has been completed and checked there is a large playground for the students to exercise on or just sit and relax.  There are planned games and activities for all ages.

 

Some of the activities the students participate in include basketball camp, tennis camp, trips to Barnes and Noble, trips to the Harris Art Museum, Jump Rope contest, Reading Time, Movie Time, Puzzles, Arts and Crafts and Teen Talk.

 

 

 

 

Various youth services are available in the Gordon County and Calhoun Community.  Below is a partial list of those services.

  • Rome Service Center, BSA

    Rome Service Center
    100 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 20
    Rome, GA 30161
    706-235-5545
    Fax: 706-290-1765
    Linda McGuffy, Rome Scout Shop clerk
    Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM

  • Dalton Service Center, BSA
    Dalton Service Center
    202 S. Hamilton Street
    Dalton, GA 30720
    706-272-7111
    Fax: 706-370-4111
    Penny Sanders, Dalton Scout Shop clerk
    Hours:  Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm

 

  • Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia

Volunteer Service Center Dalton
Dalton Badge & Sash Girl Scout Store
2002 E. Walnut Ave.
Dalton, Georgia 30721
(706) 226-1435
(706) 277-2651 Fax