Youth & Schools


Youth alliance meeting Sept. 30

The DeKalb Alliance on Youth, created to support the county’s young people, will hold its first meeting on Sept. 30.

SWD senior gets full FAMU ride

Southwest DeKalb High senior Marque C. Long is going to Florida A&M University on a full “Life Gets Better Scholarship.”

Eagle scout creates garden beds

Druid Hills High senior Austin M. Roberts is now an Eagle Scout.

Leadership program seeks students

Middle and high school students 11 to 18 years old have until Oct. 1 to register for Thrive Youth Development’s No Limits No Boundaries Leadership Program at Emory University.

Hands-on learning at GPTC’s STEMFest

Students in grades six through 12 can attend STEMFest: A Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and the Arts on Sept. 27 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston.

Mobile app competition seeks student entries

Georgia middle school and high school students interested in technology can enter the 2014 Health IT Student Innovation Award Competition for a chance to win cash prizes for their schools.

PROBE College Fair at Stonecrest

High school juniors and seniors can speak with representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities at the PROBE College Fair on Sept. 22 at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia.

‘Real carnival’ rides for Bouie

Hundreds of parents, kids and friends of E.L. Bouie Theme School will converge on the annual fall community carnival on Oct. 4.

Georgia Perimeter College celebrating 50 years

Georgia Perimeter College is turning 50 years old and Dr. Houston Davis, the University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor, was in town this week to help the college kick off its landmark anniversary celebration.

Scholarships for nursing students

Nursing students can apply now through Sept. 15 for the Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship.

Georgia State joins Common Application

Georgia State University has joined Common Application to make it easy for students to apply to the college.

Defending champs win meet

Cross country defending champs Clarkston Angoras and Dunwoody Lady Wildcats continued their winning ways at the DeKalb cross country season opener on Aug. 26.

Campus Portal keeps parents connected

The DeKalb School District has launched its new and updated Campus Portal, a confidential and secure Web site that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in school.

3 DeKalb grads win CBC scholarships

Three DeKalb County high school graduates are among five winners of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships from the 4th District.

Teens, young adults explore careers

More than 100 DeKalb teens and young adults joined Youth ROCK! for workshops on traditional and nontraditional career paths and heard inspiring speeches and tapped into their creative sides.