information for educators

Are you looking for a program rooted in service and community engagement to share with students?

Do you know students looking for a way to help boost their college applications and gain service hours?

Is your school looking to help grow your student's leadership skills and broaden their understaning of social issues and services?

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

SCHOLARS IN SERVICE PROGRAM

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 rhavens@covenanthouse.org

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Enrolled as a student in high school.

Student is available on all program dates.

Student is committed to raising funds for Covenant House Georgia.

SCHOOLS REPRESENTED IN PAST COHORTS

Pace Academy

Lithia Springs High School

Riverwood International Charter School

Decatur High School

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

McNair Senior High

Riverwood International Charter School

Wheeler High School

Westminster

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Marist School

Campbell High School

Elite Scholars Academy

Dutchtown High School

North Gwinnett High School

Alpharetta High School

Hillgrove High School

Milton High School

The Lovett School

Mundy's Mill High School

Grady High School

Woodward Academy

Northview High School

DeKalb School of the Arts

South Atlanta High School

North Cobb High School

Crossroads Christian Academy

Booker T Washington High School

Sandy Creek High School

Tucker High School

Forest Park High School

Brookwood High School

Atlanta Classical Academy

Brandon Hall School

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Chamblee Charter High School

Walton High School

Marietta High School

Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts

Roswell High School

Pebblebrook High School

North Atlanta High School

Lovejoy High School

Kipp Atlanta Collegiate

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School

Cedar Grove High School

Forsyth Central High School

Charles R Drew High School

Wesleyan School