HCDC proudly funded student projects at the Lakeside middle school in Millville, NJ. AVID is an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on writing, critical thinking, teamwork. organizational and reading skills. Millville students concentrated on projects that would help their community. Projects focused on anti-drugs, anti-violence, anti bullying and anti-smoking. The students also focused on cleaning up the city’s parks, reading to preschoolers and helping the homeless and the SPCA. These students are the future leaders of the community.