News

Fulton County program tries to help youth find jobs to prevent crime

By Arielle Kass, published October 2017

Truancy Intervention Project is one of Fulton County's recipients in an initiative to intervene with students who have poor grades or social issues. Our funding is being used to address chronic absenteeism in Thomasville Heights, an elementary school that ranks among the highest rates of truancy in the county. Read the AJC article here.


 

American Bar Association: Georgia's Truancy Intervention Project Creates Graduates

By Len Horton, published September 2017

A beautiful article detailing the impact TIP has on students, and tells the story of former student (now TIP board member!) LaToya Riley. Read it here.


 Volunteer Training

On October 13, 2017, we had a our annual Fall Volunteer training. TIP volunteers work with children and families through regular contacts to make sure that the assigned child is in school every day. Volunteers also encourage their TIP child to excel in school in order to become successful. They are essential to our success.

We also took a moment to recognize Mary Benton for her commitment and dedication to Truancy Intervention Project (as well as her family- as they have also become dedicated volunteers!). Mary has been volunteering with us for 20 years and has gone above and beyond in her work to advocate for children. Associate Judge Yokom, who hears all of our truancy cases, presented the award.

  

 


 

News Article: How an Atlanta nonprofit has helped 10,000 students

Originally published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on July 28, 2017

 At the conclusion of the 2016/17 school year, TIP has now served 10,233 students over our 25-year history. Read the article here.

 

 

 


 

2016 Holiday Adoption

Corporate Sponsors

      

Individual Sponsors

Michael Schmitt, Ginger Patton-Schmitt & the Wesleyan School, and Pat Walsh

 

 

25 Year Anniversary Celebration

 

 


 

2015 Holiday Adoption

Corporate Sponsors

     

Individual Sponsors

Staci & Matt Brill, Felissa & Josh Covin, Caren & Michael Merlin, Shelley & Lou Milakofsky, Michael Schmitt, Ginger Patton-Schmitt & the Wesleyan School, and Pat Walsh

To enjoy pictures from Holiday Adoption, please click here!

 


 

18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation


 

Save the Date for TIP's Annual Volunteer Appreciation!

TIP will celebrate its 18th annual Volunteer Appreciation awards ceremony on April 23rd at Piedmont Park's Magnolia Hall (formal invitation to follow). We are excited to announce that legal expert, famed television personality, and TIP’s own co-founder, Judge Glenda Hatchett, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s event. The seated luncheon will recognize five exceptional volunteers who have given their time and talents to help keep Atlanta's children in school. This year's honourees include Lauren Armstrong (Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon LLP), Bridget Beier, Glen Fagan (Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP), Erica Harrison (Alston & Bird LLP), and Robert Mack (Mack & Harris P.C.). TIP will also be honoring Alston & Bird LLP as our first ever "Champion for Children", an award presented to an entity who has significantly supported TIP through a variety of means. An enormous thank you to our sponsors: UPS®, Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon LLP, Constangy, Brooks & Smilth, LLP, and Veritext Legal Solutions for their generous support of this year’s event.  Luncheon seats are $35 per person. Click here to reserve your seat. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Liston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (404)-613-4736.