Hi Parents!

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

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

Are you looking for a meaningful program 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 student! 

SCHOLARS IN SERVICE PROGRAM

The beauty of Atlanta is that its residents are more than just residents – we are a tightly knit group of citizens who love our city and are committed to strengthening all aspects of our community.  

To foster the next generation of Atlanta’s community leaders and philanthropists, Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) offers an elite 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.  

Select students will come together from October to January 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 and business leaders, the students will execute service projects at CHGA designed to raise awareness and meet specific needs with respect to youth homelessness in Atlanta. As they work together to creatively and innovatively address a prominent social issue, each student will also raise funds and awareness to make a profound impact in the lives of an often invisible subgroup of their own generation. At the conclusion of the program, the student who raises the most funds for the youth at Covenant House Georgia will be awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship and will have the honor of presenting a college-bound Covenant House youth a matching $2,500 scholarship.  

During this journey, the students will make lasting connections with other students and Atlanta’s philanthropic and business leaders, build service into their resumes to reflect their personal values, and broaden their understanding of social issues and services. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrolled as a student in high school
  • Available on all program dates
  • Committed to raising at least $1,000 towards student's fundraising goal

 

2020 COHORT APPLICATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1

Is your student interested in applying for the 2020 Cohort? Email Rachel Havens at rhavens@covenanthouse.org to receive program updates and application reminders this Fall. 

PARENT FAQS

  • Will my student be safe at Covenant House Georgia?

Yes! Your student's safety is a top priority while they are on the CHGA campus, just as the safety of all youth on our campus is. 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 are encouraged to attend the Scholars in Serivce Kick Off Session and the Closing Ceremony Session. During the Kick Off you can learn alongside your student the work and mission of Covenant House Geogia and all that the program entails, along with recieving a tour of our campus. We encourage attendance at the Closing Ceremony Session to join us in celebrating all that your student completed throughout the 4 months of the program. Parents/Guardians are welcome to drop-off and pick-up students for all sessions.

  • 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.

  • 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.