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Sumter 4-H welcomes new AmeriCorps member

AMERICUS — Tommie Thompson started in early September as Sumter County 4-H AmeriCorps Community Service specialist.
A resident of Americus, Thompson joins the Sumter County 4-H Program with experience working with youth and families. She has a child development associate degree from South Georgia Technical College and is currently studying psychology at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Thompson actively attends First United Methodist Church with her family and is actively involved in the community.
She is a member of the Junior Service League of Americus and other service groups.
The AmeriCorps State program is a federally-funded grant that provides U.S. citizens with the opportunity to serve in their county.
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps State members works with their County Extension agent in planning, developing and delivering 4-H programming.
Georgia 4-H has been approved for three years of funding and the Sumter County Board of Commissioners has invested some funding for this position with Sumter County 4-H program.
Thompson states that she is passionate about the well-being of children, youth and families of this community and will continue to give her time and service as long as she is able.