Youth & Schools


District critical of annexation

A proposed annexation of the Druid Hills neighborhood into the city of Atlanta could have devastating effects on the DeKalb School District, a DeKalb Schools study finds.

Hudson teaches kids basics of chess

Children can learn the basics of chess and pick up a few life lessons at Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson’s KASH Formula for Success event on Dec. 20 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites at Stonecrest.

Elementary students’ artwork on Watershed calendar

The artwork of 12 kindergarten through fifth-grade students will be featured in DeKalb Watershed Management’s 2015 calendar to promote water conservation and awareness.

Wadsworth celebrates Blue Ribbon with ice cream party

Students at Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers were treated to a schoolwide ice cream party on Dec. 4 for being named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Summit tackles opportunity gaps for students

DeKalb youth advocates will discuss ways to eliminate opportunity gaps for kids and teens, particularly black males, at a “Local Action Summit” on Dec. 11 at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

T.E.E.N. Summit touts activism and leadership

National Action Network’s Youth Director Mary-Pat Hector, inspirational speaker Emmanuel Thomas, and comedian Mercer Butts, all teenagers, will help kick off the semiannual T.E.E.N. Summit on Dec. 13 at the YMCA Teen Center in Atlanta.

Decatur teen named Metro Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of Year

Sir Dalvin Holloman is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year.

International welcome center mural embraces diversity

A new brightly colored mural now catches the eyes of visitors at the DeKalb International Welcome Center in Stone Mountain.

High school student makes mark as a budding entrepreneur

Tucker High senior Donté Watkins, who founded Second Chance Tutoring, competed in the quarterfinals of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Youth National Entrepreneurship Challenge in California in October.

DeKalb students collect 52 tons of recyclables in a month

In October, students from 17 DeKalb schools saved 52 tons of paper, plastics, wood, and glass from the county landfill.

Grants help fund Sporty Girls outreach

The nonprofit Sporty Girls Inc., which fosters and develops lifestyle skills among young female athletes, has received $10,000 in grants and volunteer support since August to help girls become well-rounded leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the ...

Contest entry needs votes

Students, friends and supporters of Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia need votes through Nov. 19 to help Omarri Suggs’ family win a top prize for the school in the National Red Ribbon Photo Contest.

Child care providers urged to be vigilant for Enterovirus D68, flu

Child care workers and early education providers in Georgia are on notice to look for symptoms of enteroviruses and influenza among children in their care.Child care workers and early education providers in Georgia are on notice to look for symptoms ...

ACA enrollment help at libraries

Health insurance marketplace information and enrollment assistance will be available at three DeKalb Public Library branches on Nov. 17, 20 and 24 to help residents seeking coverage for 2015.

Emory Medical School on list of ‘Free From Tobacco Money’

mory University Medical School is the only Georgia-based college to make a national list of colleges and universities that have divested themselves of tobacco money.