Programs + Projects

Our College and Career Fair is a free event bringing students and parents together with postsecondary educational institutions including Trade Schools, Two Year and Four Colleges, and Universities. Additionally, recruiters from the Armed Forces and Job Corps are onsite to assist students who seek alternatives to college. Workshops on admissions, financial aid, higher education opportunities, careers, and career pathways are also offered at this event. Moreover, local college students and professionals participate in a panel discussion allowing students to hear real life experiences and journeys.

The STEM-ULATOR is an affordable after school program providing homework assistance, tutoring, snacks, and organized activities in a safe environment for families in the Opelika area. Certified teachers from the Opelika City School system work with children daily to ensure they excel academically.

The Teachers in the Making program
provides high school students seeking to gain employability skills. Students volunteer during the summer where they shadow certified educators. In some situations, students are later hired as GPCDC employees. 

Academic Tutoring - this free program provides in-person and virtual tutorial services for students grades K-12 across Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Students enrolled in this program often see a significant increase in their grades and testing scores.

The GPCDC offers students the opportunity to visit Historically Black College and University tours intended to inspire and expose students to the HBCU experience.

The Summer Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP) is a six week summer camp providing students with engaging project-based learning experiences in a fun and safe environment. Certified teachers and experienced staff dedicate their summers to ensuring students are prepared for the upcoming school year, exposed to new things, and develop social skills through innovative learning activities and field trips.

The W.I.R.E.D. for Success Program stands for wisdom, inspire, respect, educate, and discipline. This program is designed to provide teens and parents valuable information, skills, tools, and resources needed to thrive at every level in today’s society. Sessions include but not limited to: team building, resume’ building, interview coaching, financial literacy, social media safety, health and wellness, sex education, and parent talk.

The Greater Peace Child Development Center’s First Class Pre-K Program is an Alabama State funded Pre-K Program in conjunction with the Office of School Readiness (OSR) who work closely with our Pre-K program to ensure our students have access to high quality learning experiences that prepare them for future school success.

The Youth Leadership Academy offers advanced life skills training for high school students through a series of intimate small group sessions that focus on character development, community leadership, health awareness, entrepreneurship, citizenship, interpersonal skills, financial skills, public speaking, life skills, soft skills and more.
Offered twice a year, these sessions provide vastly different topics youth need to become productive citizens in society. Community leaders, bankers, business owners, professors, authors, health healthcare. These sessions are free and dinner is provided at the beginning of each session. Each session concludes with a graduation banquet honoring our youth.