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Service / Partnerships

Cards for the Elderly
This winter we wanted to show the Seniors in our community how much they are loved and that they haven’t been forgotten.Our goal was to provide comforting words, and to show appreciation and gratitude for what they mean to us in our community.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many members of our Senior community aren’t able to spend time with their family members nor have contact with  outside visitors.
Therefore we organized a community service event to design and collect homemade Christmas cards for our Seniors during the holiday season.
Our members designed sentimental and decorative cards with kind words to let our Seniors know how much they are needed and appreciated in our community.
We thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with the Life Care Center of Gwinnett, and we are thankful that they provided us the opportunity to help make a positive impact in our Senior community, a community that has been so negatively impacted by the Pandemic.We enjoyed communicating with our Elders  and we look forward to more service opportunities in the future!
Feminine Drive


Throughout September, the W.O.K.E ladies collected feminine products for the women in need in our community. Many young women our age struggle to obtain the basic necessities, which are crucial for being a woman, and we knew our help
was needed.

We collected over 200 feminine products, and through our
partnership with the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, we
donated these products to women all over our county. With the help of the young women of Grayson High School, we were able to provide assistance to those that needed it the
most during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Food Drive

In October, we held our second community service drive!  In partnership with the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, and the Grayson High School Beta Club, we collected canned goods and packaged foods for the less fortunate.
Donated items included peanut butter, jelly, Mac’n’Cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, fruit cups, rice, granola bars, and canned meats, just to name a few!
We are proud to announce that we collected over 600 items during our food drive!  The W.O.K.E ladies are grateful for these
service opportunities in which we can support and give back to the members of
our community during the pandemic!
Kimberley Pope

Kimberley Pope

Mrs. Pope has a BS in Business Administration and Accounting  and is the parent of  a Sophomore  college student (UGA), an 11th grader, a 9th grader, and a 4th grader.
Dr. Kafi Wilson

Dr. Kafi Wilson

Dr. Kafi Wilson currently serves as a Hospitalist at Advent Health Gordon, Calhoun, Georgia. Born in Tuskeegee, Alabama, Dr. Wilson began her formal education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moving to Eutaw, Alabama, to complete.  Accepted to Stillman College as a Bellingrath Scholar in 1991, she obtained a Bachelor in Science, Graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Wilson pursued a Master’s in Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before accepting admission to the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1997. After attaining her medical degree, she completed ABIM certification in Internal Medicine at Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2006. Dr. Wilson moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, serving as a Hospitalist at St Vincent Hospital through 2012. She then gained experience as an assistant Medical Director for Unity Hospice while attaining the certification of ABIM in Palliative and Hospice Care Medicine in 2012. After completing a Masters’s in Healthcare Administration at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in 2014. Dr. Wilson returned to Alabama in 2015, serving as a Hospitalist at a rural access hospital in Centre, Alabama. Dr. Wilson has dedicated her career to the advancement of change and improvement within the healthcare continuum. Through service, Dr. Wilson has gained a broad perspective of health care as it IS in America. From intensive care to end of life, her experience and knowledge through her studies in Healthcare Administration have uniquely qualified her as a disruptor and change agent so needed to navigate the transformation from SICK CARE to HEALTH CARE

With W.O.K.E, I want young women to value themselves, feel empowered, and gain confidence. I want our members to realize their self-worth and how important they are to this world. Together, we can break societal norms and take on the world as strong, independent, and successful women!

Carter Hunter

Carter Hunter

Hi, my name is Carter Hunter, and I am a sophomore at the University of Central Florida. I am a health science pre-clinical major and hoping to minor in either global sociology or medical sociology. Also, I am studying to hopefully become a pediatric surgeon. 

Denise Hawkins

Denise Hawkins

Ms. Hawkins has been meeting the academic, life skill and career development needs of 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade students at Grayson High School for the past 12 years.  Mrs. Hawkins is the peer leader facilitator and holds monthly parent chats to empower parents and help demystify navigating through high school. 
Professionally Mrs. Hawkins enjoys training soon to be new school counselors that are in the Master’s program at Auburn University. She has three children; one who is an Architecture student at Howard University and her twins are Freshmen health science students at Howard University. 
Mrs. Hawkins believes that the key to success whether it be with students, teachers or administrators is relationship. Building meaningful relationships is one of the easiest things to do but goes a long way in the field of education.
Shyra Lynch

Shyra Lynch

Mrs. Lynch is the Admissions Counselor at Columbus State University.  Columbus State University, is a public university, located in Columbus, GA and has an undergraduate enrollment of 7,800 students.  
As Admissions Counselor, Mrs. Lynch  is responsible for recruiting students by developing alumni networks, evaluating recruiting techniques, interviewing prospective students, and initiating campaigns to encourage students to attend the university. 
Mrs. Lynch is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and loves helping and directing prospective high school students to a cultivating and rewarding college experience at the University.