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Bright Key® stakeholder meetings off to a bright start

May 19, 2015


DOTHAN, Alabama, May 19, 2015: Over the past several weeks Melanie Hill, Bright Key® program developer, met with parents, teachers and staff of Grandview Elementary, Highlands Elementary and Selma Street Elementary to the hear current needs from the parents and other stakeholders involved. 


Bright Key®, a concept turning public schools into energized centers for services by adding programs focusing on the whole child, including his/her school, family and community, was approved on Feb. 17 by the Dothan City School Board. The school meetings are structured to allow the stakeholders to express what programs and opportunities they believe are needed for their child and its school. 


Hill says she is excited all three schools voted to move forward this summer with hope to begin programming in the fall. 


“The feedback was extremely reassuring from the parents and other stakeholders involved,” says Hill. “Everyone was eager to have additional meetings in the summer so we can hopefully kick off at least two programs at every school in the fall.”


Hill also says every school will look different and move at a different pace.


“At this time it is hard to say what exact programs will be in the schools. Feedback ranged from art education to mentoring programs to career prep classes for parents,” says Hill. “Over the next several meetings we will determine two or three top priorities at each school and begin looking for organizations to partner with.”


Future stakeholder meetings are currently being scheduled at the schools and information will be distributed as soon as dates are finalized.


Hill is available to answer any questions the media may have regarding Bright Key®. If any media would like to set up a one-on-one Q&A, please contact 334.673.1010. 





Started in 2015, Bright Key® is a program transforming public schools into community hubs where students and families participate in services and activities to meet their needs. For more information, visit


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