GivingPoint has kicked off 2019 and is ready to go!

Social Innovators Academy

This month our SIA students learned all about Event Planning! We were able to host our North Fulton workshop according to plan, but Atlanta weather had other plans for our South Fulton workshop. Our South Fulton students did, however, get the chance to learn from a GivingPoint alum about his experiences! We are grateful for our presenters, Peggy Robinson and Dwight Cunningham of the Roswell Wine Festival for sharing their wisdom with our students, and for Versonya Dupont, our planned South Fulton presenter. Hosting an event, large or small, is a serious undertaking, and our students are now even more prepared thanks to our presenters. Read more about the workshops here.

SIA application

We still have plenty of Social Innovators Academy left for this school year, but we are already looking ahead at next year! Our applications for the 2019-2020 Social Innovators Academy cohorts are now live! Read all about the program here and apply now!


In-school Social Innovators Academy

It’s a new semester and that means new in-school SIA programming! So far in January we have wrapped up our Northview High School program and kicked off a new semester of programming at Milton High School. Additionally, we are very excited to be starting a program at Roswell High School this semester! To learn more about our in-school Social Innovators Academy programming, read about it here.


GivingPoint is proud to have participated in one of Hand’s On Atlanta’s MLK Day projects on January 21st. The GivingPoint staff, along with some Social Innovators Academy students, volunteered at Douglass High School. This year marks the bicentennial since Frederick Douglass’s birth, and the high school is looking to honor their namesake by restoring a mural that was originally painted in 1976 but was painted over during renovations to the school. We got to help by scraping paint off the wall where the mural once was – helping prepare the wall for the new mural. It was a chilly but meaningful morning!

Service Cords and PVSA

While the end of the school year is still far away, GivingPoint is already preparing. Applications for graduation service cords and the President’s Volunteer Service Award are due by March 31st. If you are a graduating senior and would like to apply for a graduation service cord, recognizing the 150+ hours of service you have given during your high school career, read more here and apply here. And to learn more about PVSA, read about it here and apply here. We can’t wait to recognize all you exceptional students!