Information for Parents

Do you have a high school student passionate about service and community engagement?

Is your student looking for a way to help boost their college applications and gain service hours?

Looking for a meaningful program to grow your student's leadership skills and broaden their understanding of social issues and services?

Check out Covenant House Georgia's Scholars in Service program for your student! 


CHGA’s Scholars in Service program began in the spring of 2018. Since that time, the program has fostered four cohorts of the next generation of Atlanta's philanthropists and community advocates. This meaningful experience is rooted in the spirit of service and designed to cultivate a dedication to community and lifelong learning to high school students across the Metro Atlanta area. Beginning in summer 2022, we have revamped this program into a month-long event to create a more immersive experience for our students.

Over the last 4+ years, more than 100 students have come together to learn the ins and outs of the nonprofit community in Atlanta and to contribute their own strengths and skill sets to the continual improvement of our community. After learning about youth homelessness, service, and giving from some of Atlanta’s foremost philanthropic leaders, the students have executed service projects designed to raise awareness and meet specific needs with respect to youth homelessness in Atlanta. 

As they worked together to creatively address a prominent social issue, each student also raised funds and awareness to make a profound impact in the lives of an often invisible subgroup of their own generation. At the conclusion of each program cohort, one Scholar was awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship and had the honor of presenting college-bound Covenant House Georgia youth a matching scholarship of $2,500 to support our educational service.   

During their journeys, Scholars have made personal and lasting connections with other students and Atlanta’s philanthropic leaders, built service into their resumes to reflect their personal values, and broadened their understanding of social issues and services.

The Scholars in Service program is revamping in 2022.

For more information and to receive program updates, contact Hannah Hamrick at


Enrolled as a student in high school.

Available on all program dates.

Committed to raising funds for Covenant House Georgia.


  • What safety procedures does Covenant House Georgia have in place?

Covenant House makes safety a top priority for all staff, youth, and visitors. Our safety procedures include a gated campus, keycard door access throughout campus, security on site, and up-to-date COVID-19 health precautions based on CDC and local public health guidelines. One of Covenant House's guiding principles is Sanctuary. This means that we strive for our campus to be a place of refuge; a sacred space. A young person can only grow when they feel safe and secure. This is true for your student and the youth we serve. 

  • Are parents/guardians allowed to attend program sessions?

Parents/Guardians have been previously encouraged to attend the Scholars in Serivce Kick Off Sessions and the Closing Ceremony Sessions. We love when parents and guardians can learn alongside your student the work and mission of Covenant House Geogia and all that the program entails. As we work to revamp the program for Summer 2022 we will be sure to send updates on how parents and guardians can be involved! 

  • Is transportation provided?

No, Covenant House Georgia does not provide transportation for Scholars. Students are allowed to drive themselves or parents/guardians are welcome to drop-off and pick-up students. There is free parking on Covenant House Georgia's campus. As we work to revamp the program for Summer 2022 we will be sure to send updates on in-person opportunties that will require transportation.

  • What support is given to Scholars in their fundraising efforts?

Students will have a weekly virtual meeting with CHGA staff and will receive weekly emails from Hannah Hamrick with fundraising materials and templates to utilize in their fundraising efforts. Materials can also be found on each Scholars' individual online fundraising page. We are here every step of the way for Scholars to ensure they have support to make their biggest impact!

  • Have another question? 

Contact the program lead, Hannah Hamrick, at with any questions you may have about the Scholars in Service program, Covenant House Georgia, and to receive updated program information leading to Summer 2022.