Life Long Learning

Gainesville – Hall County embraces a culture of learning throughout life.  This culture encourages educational and development opportunities for our youth, adult and senior residents.   

Wisdom Project 2030, formerly Wisdom Keepers/Wisdom Project, incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in March and April of this year.  

Our name reflects our roots in the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2030 initiative.  Our members, who are graduates of the Wisdom Project Senior Leadership program, are Wisdom Keepers.  Wisdom Keepers have been an integral part of the growth and enhancement of Gainesville and Hall County.

Our Vision

The Wisdom Project Program began as a Vision 2030 initiative, developed and presented by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Brenau University’s Center for Lifetime Study. Recently, Wisdom Project 2030 has become an independent organization preparing individuals age 55 and wiser to use their wisdom and talents in creative ways through action and advocacy.

Through a series of eight all-day sessions and interaction with like-minded individuals from throughout the community, Wisdom Project Program participants experience a dynamic, multi-faceted view of Gainesville and Hall County, explore local issues and opportunities, and engage with community leaders.

Wisdom Project Program participants should be adults age 55 and older who have volunteer or leadership experience. Graduates of the program become members of the Wisdom Keepers of Wisdom Project 2030, which encourages and oversees Wisdom Keeper advocacy projects; plans and assists the annual Wisdom Project program; and continues to educate and involve Wisdom Keepers about Hall County and Gainesville.

CLICK HERE for an application for the Fall 2019 class or contact Rebecca Smith or Gail Baucom, email:

The program fee is $175 per person, including materials and lunches.

The Wisdom Project has been recognized in national and state publications for its innovation and benefit to the Hall County community:

Past accomplishments, with over 5,000 Wisdom Keepers’ volunteer hours, include: 

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Julie Ferguson, Wisdom Project
Sandra Williams, Wisdom Keepers 

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