Youth & Schools


Great American cleanup in Lithonia

Volunteers will clean up Rockbridge and Deshon roads and surrounding neighborhoods in Lithonia on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Southwest DeKalb grad nabs two CIAA tennis awards

Southwest DeKalb alum Kaylin Roman, a freshman and a member of the Johnson C. Smith University Women’s Tennis Team, has captured two conference awards.

McDonald’s seeks nominees for teen award

Residents and groups can nominate a teen who has exemplified exceptional leadership for McDonald’s second annual 365Black Community Choice Youth Award.

New deadline for CRN Scholarships

DeKalb high school seniors who will pursue journalism careers have until May 11 to apply for CrossRoadsNews Foundation scholarships.

Blue Bell products pulled from DeKalb School District sites

Blue Bell products have been pulled from DeKalb School District campuses and facilities because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

School recycling to save thousands of dollars

Thousands of children from 50 DeKalb schools are now recycling tons of paper, plastics and other material that would have gone to the county landfill.

Firm offers incentive for ‘Let Us Make Man’

Decatur-based Davis Bozeman Law Firm is offering a $100 donation to the first 10 DeKalb churches or community organizations to commit to taking a bus of youths to the ninth annual “Let Us Make Man Gathering” at Albany State University ...

VFW school supply drive

Members of VFW Post 4706 are collecting recyclable items for their second annual school supplies fundraiser.

Georgia Perimeter College tuition to rise 2.5 percent

Tuition at Georgia Perimeter College will rise 2.5 percent for the upcoming academic year, keeping student costs at the lowest level in the University System of Georgia.

May 1 deadline for scholarships

High school and college students have until May 1 to apply for the Decatur-DeKalb Drifters Inc.’s 2015 Scholarship Program.

Leadership class for women

Young women with low to moderate income can apply through May 2 for a free six-week summer leadership program offered by Atlanta GLOW.

45 share career intel at Toney Elementary

Forty-five members of the community answered Toney Elementary School’s call for volunteers to participate in its annual Career Day.

County, schools kick off recycling partnership

“DeKalb Makes Recycling Simple” on April 15 kicks off a county government and school system partnership to increase recycling efforts.

Free day of fun, fitness at Get Girls Sporty event

Girls 8 to 18 can learn about physical fitness, sports and nutrition on April 18 at Get Girls Sporty at the Grady High School football field in Atlanta.

Interactive workshop for dads, daughters

An interactive workshop that helps bridge common emotional gaps between fathers and daughters takes place on April 18 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.