Social Innovators Academy: Spring 2019 Saturday Program

The school year may just be kicking off, but we are already looking ahead to next spring! This fall we are hosting our first Saturday SIA program, and we are excited to offer it again starting in the spring of 2020. Our Saturday SIA program is our traditional 10-month program over the course of one …

July 2019 Update

July is a quiet month for GivingPoint in between all of our SIA, but we were still hard at work planning for the upcoming school year!   SIA recaps We are looking forward to kicking off our Fall Saturday SIA program soon, but for now check out the recaps of our Summer SIA programs! We …

2019 PVSA Winners

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a high honor handed out to students who are dedicated to serving their community. Also known as PVSA, this award celebrates the impact that we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. “Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message …

Motivational Monday Round-up #2

As we wrap up summer and head into the school year, now is a great time for a boost of motivation! We’ve compiled some of our favorite #MotivationMonday quotes to help encourage you and remind you that #GivingIsThePoint! “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown …

Student Spotlight: Justin L.

Justin L. is a rising senior at North Gwinnett High School and was a student in the 2019-2020 Atlanta Summer Social Innovators Academy cohort. Justin has been volunteering for a while, providing homework help and supplemental tutoring and activities for families in the Clarkston area, which is home to many refugee communities. While he still …

Event Planning

Being able to plan a successful, organized event is a skill that will serve you in social entrepreneurship and beyond! The skills you will learn in the Social Innovators Academy are applicable to any type of event you may be planning, from a fundraiser to a surprise birthday party to a supply drive and everything …

Student Spotlight: Vaishu A.

Vaishu A. is a rising senior at Alpharetta High School and was a student in the 2018-2019 North Fulton Summer Social Innovators Academy cohort. When is the last time you watched a philanthropic film? Vaishu A, an 11th grader at Alpharetta High School and member of Giving Point’s Social Innovators Academy is working to create …

June 2019 Update

June was all about our summer Social Innovators Academy! These two groups of SIA students were some of the most passionate go-getters we have had the pleasure to work with! The first two weeks of June were filled with back-to-back SIA programs. Although we are now done with summer SIA, there are still a few …

Research and Development

Research and development (R & D) is the second topic our Social Innovators Academy students learn, because it is so important to the success of your SIA experience and your social impact projects. The main focuses of GivingPoint’s research and development workshop include: Understanding the importance of defining and developing their problem statement. Understanding how …

Student Spotlight: Emory P.

Emory P. is a rising junior at Walton High School and was a student in the 2018-2019 North Fulton Social Innovators Academy cohort. Emory used Social Innovators Academy to kickstart the development of his own non-profit, “Soul Supplies” with the mission to provide backpacks filled with essential supplies, such as clothes, food, motivation, sanitary products, …