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Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

Deals of the Day: BOGO pizza, subs, roast beef & more!

Deals of the Day: BOGO pizza, subs, roast beef & more!

ATLANTA -- You can snag buy one, get one free deals on a Cici's adult pizza buffet, Quiznos sub sandwiches, Arby's roast beef sandwiches plus save half off Atlanta Braves tickets.  The Braves are also offering free tickets for military personnel.

Plus, you can still get in on an AirTran airfare sale with one-way fares starting as low as $40.  Find more details in the Deals of the Day on Atlanta MomsLikeMe.com.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

Beat the summer heat with 40% off Yoga, Dance & Art classes at Bean Work Play Café in Decatur ($75 value). CLICK HERE TO PAY $45 = 5 classes for kids & adults!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join).

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.

The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.

RELATED: Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

YUM! $15 for a Kids' Cupcake Decorating Class at The Cup ($29 value)

This delicious deal is a fun and sweet activity for Father's Day or a group of friends! Enjoy yummy cupcakes while creating mini dessert masterpieces. (ages 4 and up) with Today’s Scoop: CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLY $15 for a kids' cupcake decorating class at The Cup – a new Gourmet Cupcake cafe in Brookhaven ($29 value).

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join).

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best summer camps for your children, this year.

Peachtree City offers the PTC Summer Adventure Camp for kids aged 5-11 from Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Campers will go swimming three times per week, play games daily, participate in Arts and Crafts and will travel to offsite trips, around Atlanta, twice weekly. This year the Peachtree City Summer Adventure Camp offers Four One Week Sessions in June for Only $125 per week and (2) Two Week Sessions in July. The city also offers sports performance and arts camps. Visit them online for more information.

The City of Riverdale is offering a public safety camp for youth in the area.