CRADLES of Clay County is a new Family Learning Ministry established in 2013. This private, nonprofit agency is based, collectively, on 25 years of successful experience in helping young parents finish high school, prepare for high school equivalency, improve their basic and parenting skills, and go on to further their education while providing quality age-appropriate childcare.
The newly formed CRADLES Board of Directors is committed to raising the funds necessary to create a program supported and sponsored by the Christian community in Clay County. The program will work with our schools and other local programs supporting youth, education, and wholesome lifestyle development. The CRADLES model was developed in Henry County and is similar to Clay County's former Family Literacy Program. It allows Clay County's churches, clubs, and community to join together in supporting young parents pursuing an education. Both models have experienced significant successes. The CRADLES Board is using these models to develop its own unique program designed to meet the specific needs of our county's young parents.