Learning & Service Days

Learning & Service Days

Scholars in Service Kickoff

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Covenant House Georgia

Today we will learn more about Covenant House and the youth homelessness. How do youth become homeless at such a young age? How does Covenant house help youth get off the streets while empowering them and building their resiliency? Why is homelessness an issue in Atlanta, a city bustling with economic growth? Once we explore these topics we will also talk about nonprofits and how they provide the health and human safety net for Atlanta’s most vulnerable residents. We will discuss nonprofit trends and the essentials of fundraising for causes in which you are passionate.


  • CHGA Overview
  • Homelessness 101
  • Lunch
  • Philanthropy 101
  • Meet and Greet with Program Mentor

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what life is like for a homeless youth
  • Examine the Opportunity Gap in Atlanta and the factors that lead to generational poverty
  • Understand the purpose and philosophy of fundraising
  • Create messaging that differentiates the nonprofit while appealing to the head and heart. 
  • Become familiar with internal vs. external case statements.

Immersion Night

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Covenant House Georgia

Tonight we will learn about special issues specific to youth homelessness from the subject experts at CHGA. Then we will break up into roundtables for a small group discussion with a Covenant House client. 


  • To hear firsthand the story of homelessness.
  • Learn about special topics related to youth homelessness
  • Use your learnings to create a compelling message for fundraising.

Holiday Service Night

Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Covenant House Georgia

Tonight we will learn about the importance of philanthropy and the picture of philanthropy in Atlanta.

Award Ceremony and Family Service Day

Date: Monday, January 20th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Covenant House Georgia

Today the Scholars' families and friends will be invited to CHGA's campus for the closing ceremony. The winner will be announced and awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship. The winner will also present the $2,500 matching scholarship to a college-bound CHGA client. Afterwards, all will be able to participate in the capstone service project on CHGA's campus for a family service event. 

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