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Shine Bright Campaign

The Shine Bright Campaign! 

This back-to-school season, lighten the burdens of homeless youth so they can turn their dreams into reality.  

Shine Bright Campaign
Incredible! In the month of August you helped us raise $93,655 to support Atlanta's young people in achieving their educational goals -- well surpassing our goal of $25,000!! Thank you for believing in our youth!
 
Last year Covenant House Georgia served 1,500 youth by providing them with shelter, mental health services, and educational and vocational services. With this funding we will be able to extend our services and reach more young people in our community. Thanks to your generous donations Atlanta's most vulnerable youth will be able to look forward to a BRIGHT future!

 

Missed the deadline but still want to make our youth's future BRIGHT?

Donate and make a difference today.

Click here to make a donation

*When making your donation, note "Shine Bright Campaign"
in the section titled How Did you Hear About Us.*


Consider becoming a Covenant Keeper!  

As a  Covenant Keeper, you will help bring youth out of
homelessness throughout the year with a monthly donation.
You will also receive:
 
* Recognition on our website
* Updates on the youth at Covenant House
* Special invitations to events and happenings
   throughout the year
 

Click Here to Become a Covenant Keeper


Shine Bright CampaignMy name is Aaron, and I was a resident in Covenant House Georgia's crisis shelter this year. I am an Atlanta local -- growing up in West End Atlanta. I come from a family that has various substance abuse issues, which led to me experiencing homelessness multiple times growing up. I have always enjoyed learning and going to school, and I realized that being able to prioritize academics while being homeless is very difficult. This year, when my family and I became homeless yet again, I made the extremely difficult decision to leave my family, including my twin, to find stability in my life.

I was fortunate to find Covenant House where they not only provided me with shelter and fresh meals, but also gave me an opportunity to further my education in the Pathways Leading to Undergraduate Studies (PLUS)program. Through the staff's connections and expertise I enrolled and was accepted to Livingstone University. I have successfully moved onto campus and will spend summer and possibly holiday breaks with my Covenant House family. I feel so much pride to be a first generation college student... and eventually graduate! 


Shine Bright CampaignI am Michaila, and my fondest childhood memory is when I was in a play called "The Wiz" in 6th grade. I played the Wicked Witch of the West, and ever since that experience I have dreamed of being an actress. It filled me with so much joy, and it made me feel something inside that I wanted to last forever! However, growing up in a single-parent household, it was difficult for my mother to provide the resources to cultivate my dream. We moved around a lot -- I've lived in 3 different states, and I went to several different schools. As I entered my teenage years, my relationship with my mother became more and more strained. Eventually, it got so bad, that I decided to leave to build a better life for myself. This is when I became homeless.

It took me a month to find Covenant House Georgia, but once I did, everything changed. I got reconnected with my father, who I hadn't spoken to for 10 years! We are working on our relationship, and I am so happy to have him back in my life. I also graduated from high school and will be attending Atlanta Metropolitan College this fall. And guess what?! I am double majoring in theater and social work! I can't believe my childhood dream is coming true, and it wouldn't have been possible without my Covenant House family.


 

Shine Bright Campaign

My name is Sahri, and I am excited to share that I will be joining the freshman class of 2022 at Clayton State University in a few weeks! I had to work hard to get where I am today. Growing up, because I moved around a lot, I experienced instability. Can you believe that I attended seven different high schools? Last September, I started at a new school where I felt the teachers cared about my academic success and pushed me to do more. For the first time, I saw a future for myself.
 
However, during my last semester of high school, I had my first experience of homelessness. I had nowhere to go, so I moved in with my boyfriend who quickly became physically, verbally, and sexually abusive. I didn't know where to turn, but then I found Covenant House Georgia. Now I have a safe place to sleep, food to eat, and a team of staff who helped me turn my dream of attending college into reality. On February 18th, I received my acceptance letter to Clayton State University for the Fall Semester where I will work towards a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice! Covenant House has helped me get housing on campus, the supplies I need for school and my dorm as well as resources to help me along the way. Covenant House Georgia will always be a beautiful blessing in my life.

 

 

Will you help youth like Aaron, Michaila, and Sahri SHINE BRIGHT with a donation today?

 

Click here to make a donation!

 

 
 
 

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