Hart County H.Y.D.R.A.

(Hart Youth Development Resource Association)
200 Clay Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Contact Information
Catrina Hicks, Program Director
Email: hydra@hartcom.net
Phone: 706-376-8899
Fax: 706-377-4623

Purpose
Our purpose and function is to reach teens and pre-teens in the community by creating
programs which strive to close the gaps in service to the youth of Hart County.

During the 2013-2014 FY, 753 youth were served through H.Y.D.R.A.'s programs.

News and Announcements


Announcing the 3rd annual Lake Hartwell Music Festival
All profits go to H.Y.D.R.A, so "party with a purpose!"
Click the image above for more information and tickets



H.Y.D.R.A. Programs

  • H.Y.D.R.A. Summer Enrichment Day Camps
    Each week we have a different theme (Call for exact dates for 2015)
    • Be a Good Sport ACTIVITY Camp
    • See Things Clearly ART Camp
    • Make Some Noise MUSIC Camp
    • Explore the World CULTURE Camp
    • Get into Character DRAMA Camp
    • Discover the Possibilities SCIENCE Camp
    • Make a Difference COMMUNITY FUN Camp
    • Soak up the Sun WATER WORLD Camp
  • School Break Mini-Camps
    • Providing a structured, fun environment for our youth when school is out
  • After School Tutoring and One-To-One Mentoring
    • High school students are paid to tutor and mentor middle school students and lower class high school students in several academic classes
  • "Baby Think It Over" Program
    • Teen pregnancy prevention through baby simulators
  • Botvin's Life Skills Training
    • Substance abuse prevention
  • Empowerment Literacy Program
    • Helping parents play an important role in their children's learning

Why is H.Y.D.R.A. Important?

In 1988, H.Y.D.R.A. of Hart County, Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
with the purpose of reaching the youth of Hart County by providing preventative programming
that fills the gap in service to youth. H.Y.D.R.A. stands on the mission to reach young people in
our community by providing programs for our youth to be mentored while gaining useful and
meaningful experiences

Within our community we have heard too much about crime, truancy, substance abuse, obesity,
teen pregnancy, illiteracy, and academic failure. But all that is changing, and H.Y.D.R.A. is
leading the charge in that transformation. Now, instead of youth being unsupervised and given
the opportunity to make unwise decisions, they are enjoying summer and school break
enrichment camps, after school tutorial/mentoring programs, and gaining knowledge about
the consequences of the choices they make now.