The Summer Youth Fellows Program

An Effective Practice

This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.


The Summer Youth Fellows Program began as a collaborative project the Arthur Blank Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and State Street Global and is now run by Hands on Atlanta. The program provides high school students from Fulton and DeKalb counties with the opportunity to earn money while serving their communities by participating in summer internships. Interns receive leadership and skills training over the course of the program to ensure a meaningful experience for the students and the agencies.

Goal / Mission

Hands on Atlanta aims to build community and meet critical needs through volunteer service and civic engagement. This program meets those goals while providing valuable work experience and education for youth.

Results / Accomplishments

Since the pilot phase in 2003, 319 youth have completed internships at 75 local nonprofit agencies.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Teresha Freckleton-Petite
Hands on Atlanta
600 Means Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 979-2839
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Economy / Employment
Social Environment / Volunteerism & Charitable Donations
United Way/Hands on Atlanta
Finance Project
Date of publication
Date of implementation
Atlanta, GA
Target Audience

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