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Project F.R.E.E.

Project F.R.E.E.

What is Project F.R.E.E. ?

Project F.R.E.E is a campus-community partnership helping parents develop skills to strengthen the quality of their couple and/or co-parenting relationships. We are also supporting parents in building the capacity to build and manage financial resources.

Parenting Together? The responsibilities of parenting add heavy demands on all couples. Negotiating these changes can often become a source of tension. Our Elevate program provides couples (married or unmarried) with strategies and skills to manage stress and conflict while strengthening your relationship.

Parenting Apart? Parenting together for parents who are apart can be challenging. Our Together We Can program helps single parents develop strategies and skills to manage stress and conflict, promote a positive co-parenting relationship, and develop future healthy romantic relationships. 

Both programs are free! These no-cost, 8 hour programs also include a meal and onsite childcare (space is limited) at each class, as well as up to $80 for attending all 4 classes. In addition to elevating your relationships, parents can also participate in research that will help support future programs. Each participant can earn up to $175.00.

Upcoming Classes

Join other parents in discovering ways to manage stress and ELEVATE their relationships! In addition to our amazing ELEVATE program, each parent receives: a meal provided during each class, up to $40 in gift cards for completing this free program, and up to $215 in gift cards if you complete surveys before and after the program.

To Register: Text your NAME, ELEVATE, and the county (Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Newton, Rockdale) for the program you would like to attend to 706-688-9260. Or, call us at 706-542-9004.

Location Date Time
Clarke County
Alps Road Presbyterian Church
Athens, Georgia
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Newton County
Covington, Georgia
June 28
June 29
5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Oconee County
Oconee County Civic Center
Watkinsville, Georgia
August 23
August 24
5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Oglethorpe County
Mt. Pleasant Church
Crawford, Georgia
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Rockdale County
Rockdale City Extension Office
Conyers, Georgia
July 19
July 20
5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Walton County
Loganville, Georgia
July 26
July 27
5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Learn More

To learn more about participating in these classes, contact Bemene Piaro, Program Coordinator (Clarke, Elbert, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe Counties) at  or 706-310-3643.

For more information about Project F.R.E.E and a list of all classes in 12 counties, visit


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FM0081. These services are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.