We are beyond thrilled to announce that Social Innovators Academy alumni, George Corbin and Emily Demps have been named to the 12th annual slate of Atlanta INtown’s 20 Under 20 honorees. Friends and founders of the Carbon-12 Project, Emaad Daya and Dev Joshi, were also recognized as 20 Under 20 runner ups.

The 20 Under 20 list honors students who give back to the community in extraordinary ways. These students are characterized by their commitment to service. This year’s honorees have accumulated thousands of hours of volunteer time, traveled to other countries, created nonprofits and worked with the underprivileged as part of their service.

Congratulations to these incredible change-makers on this prestigious accomplishment! We are so very proud of their passion and commitment to creating a better and brighter tomorrow.

Read on to learn more about the inspiring ways in which these social innovators are taking action for social good.


George Corbin

George, a junior at the Westminster School participated in GivingPoint’s Social Innovators Academy in 2019. After a visit to GeorgiaWorks! where he observed men seeking employment, without adequate technology, tools and training, George felt compelled to help. His project, Technology Opens Doors, addresses the technology needs of men transitioning out of homelessness. Visit George’s student spotlight to learn more about his Social Innovators Academy experience, his project and how you can get involved.


Emily Demps

This North Atlanta High School Student started serving in just 7th grade and has since logged over 500 volunteer service hours as a tutor and mentor at Buckhead Church, Los Ninos Primavera, Camp All American and Woodson Park Academy. During her time in Social Innovators Academy, Emily started a group called Smart Brown Girls at Woodson Park Academy. Through the club, she mentored a group of 5th grade African American girls focusing on issues of self-esteem, self-image, leadership and challenges associated with living and learning in underserved communities.


Emaad Daya and Dev Joshi

Emaad and Dev’s desire to set their advocacy into motion stemmed from not only their passion but Emaad’s time in Social Innovators Academy over the summer of 2019. This Westminster duo is dedicated to educating people on the environmental crisis through their social impact project, the Carbon-12 Project. Together, they are working to raise money for carbon capture technologies and a variety of climate projects that reduce carbon emissions. Read this duo’s student spotlight to learn more about the Carbon-12 Project and its founders.