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! 


Since beginning in the Spring of 2018, the Scholars in Service program has fostered 4 cohorts of the next generation of Atlanta's philanthropists and community advocates through a 4 month scholarship program that is rooted in the spirit of service and designed to cultivate a dedication to community, lifelong learning, and humanity to high school students across the Metro Atlanta area.

Over 100 students have come together across 4 cohorts to learn the ins and outs of the non-profit community in Atlanta and to contribute their own strengths and skillsets to the continual improvement of our city. After learning about youth homelessness, service, and giving from some of Atlanta’s 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 youth a matching $2,500 scholarship.   

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 Rachel Havens 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?

Scholars receive weekly emails from the program lead, Rachel Havens, 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, Rachel Havens 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.