FGV Smart Start
is a non-profit organization led by local volunteers, who design and provide programs
and services for families and
children in Franklin, Granville, and Vance counties, North Carolina.
FGV Smart Start...
administers Smart Start
funds to support programs to benefit children
ages 0-5 and their families.
is a catalyst for bringing
different groups together for the sake of children
educates the community on
the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.
From left to right,
Representative Winkie Wilkins, Senator Angela Bryant, Representative
Bobbie Richardson, Representative Nathan Baskerville, FGV Executive
Director Carolyn Paylor, and FGV board Vice Chairperson Valerie
Smart Start board of directors invited all state representatives that
represent the three counties in Raleigh to a Meet Our Legislators breakfast
at their January board meeting. Representation from all three counties
was present to meet the three county members of the local Smart Start
board, as well as discuss the upcoming legislative session.
Discussion centered on early childhood programs and how the local
board and those they represent can be effective in getting their
message heard in Raleigh.