Youth & Schools


Jobs needed for ex-offenders

Graduates of DeKalb’s Anti-Recidivism Court told community and business leaders that the DeKalb district attorney’s office yearlong second chance program has steered them away from crime and toward employment.

Four win scholarships in Congressional Arts Contest

Arabia Mountain High senior Toni Hodges earned a $3,500 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta in the 2016 Congressional Arts Competition.

Parents learn to instill reading habits in children

Parents can learn how to build strong connections for language in their babies’ brains on April 28 at the launch of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library.

Deadline approaching for HBCU scholarship

Graduating seniors from the DeKalb School System who will attend an HBCU in fall 2016 have until April 29 to apply for the Forever Pink Foundation’s $2,500 Think HBCU Scholarship.

GPTC, Valdosta State simplify transfer process in three fields of study

Agreements between Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Valdosta State University will simplify the transfer process for GPTC students seeking to further their education at VSU.

Carmen Mitchell runner-up in 4-H competition

Carmen Mitchell, an eighth-grader at Druid Hills Middle School, recently competed in the Georgia 4-H Youth Development program’s District Project Achievement event at Rock Eagle in Eatonton.

Cedar Grove health students certified to help first responders

Cedar Grove High health care science students completed their TEEN CERT – Community Emergency Response Team – training on March 30.

Recruiting 100 youth mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has launched a campaign initiative to recruit 100 male mentors and match them with 100 boys on the waiting list in the course of 100 days.

Keeping kids out of jail seminar

Tweens, teens, parents and other residents can attend the Keeping Kids Out of Prison seminar on April 9 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

GPTC launches electric charging stations

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students, staff and faculty can now charge their electric vehicles on the college's DeKalb Campus in Clarkston.

Stone Mountain cadets compete

Cadets from the Stone Mountain High Navy JROTC are participating in a Region Wide JROTC Drill Competition at Six Flags Over Georgia on March 26.

Miller Grove headed to national tournament

DeKalb County’s Class 5A state champions Miller Grove Wolverines will get the opportunity to play three more games beginning March 31 in New York as the No. 6 seed in the 8th annual Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Invitational.

S.M.I.L.E. program for girls now accepting applications

High school girls interested in the Summer Mentoring Initiative in Legal Education program have to apply by April 15.

April 15 deadline to enter congressional art contest

High school students in the 4th District have until April 15 to enter the nationwide arts competition sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

S.M.I.L.E. accepting applications

High school girls interested in the Summer Mentoring Initiative in Legal Education program have until April 15 to apply.