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! 


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

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 leaders, the students will execute service projects designed to raise awareness and meet specific needs with respect to youth homelessness in Atlanta. As they work together to creatively 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, a scholar will be awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship and will have the honor of presenting college-bound Covenant House youth a matching $2,500 scholarship.  

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

*We are currently monitoring CDC and local public health guidelines and may deliver aspects of the Scholars in Service Program virtually as needed. 


Enrolled as a student in high school.

Available on all program dates.

Committed to raising at least $1,000 towards student's fundraising goal.

Application opens August 2021.


  • 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 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. 

 *We are currently monitoring CDC and local public health guidelines and may deliver aspects of the Scholars in Service Program virtually as needed.  

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