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Positive Direction for Youth, Inc.


262 Mercer St
Bromwood, Georgia 39826

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About Us


PDYC was founded in the summer of 2004, by visionaries who identified a lack of youth services during after school hours. Being educators themselves, Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin knew the role homework and extra academic assistance contributes to students academic success.

A committee was formed and a question asked; If support services were available would the learners academic and social skills improve?


A parcel of land was located at 262 Mercer Street. The Bank of Dawson provided finances to secure the building. During a committee meeting Dr. Dorothy Tomlin was asked; exactly what do the children need? She replied, "they need directions in a positive environment." Thus the name Positive Direction Youth Center was approved as the center's name.

As a motivational factor Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin sough to provide an evening snack before sending the participants home. With no funding, instead of eating lunch Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin used their lunch money to purchased snacks for the participants.

As the program grew and the participants increased in number, we sought to replace the snack with a balanced supper meal. This supper meal became a reality in February, 2005; Through Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning; Bright From the Start Program

People along our path immediately sensed our spiritual anchor, and through them God has "BLESSED" Positive Direction Youth Center. Starting the program wasn't easy, but it was something we had to do.