Athens Academy is pleased to continue an important partnership with Downtown Academy and the Boys and Girls Club of Athens into the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning this fall, three student leaders will oversee these partnerships: for Downtown Academy, seniors India Booze and Lucy Ferguson, and for the Boys and Girls Club, senior McKenzie Elrod.
These partnerships have involved a consistent commitment from Athens Academy student volunteers over the past several years. The Boys and Girls Club partnership was initiated by a student two years ago; by the first semester of the 2019-20 school year, over 70 Athens Academy students were volunteering weekly, working with students at the club. Similarly, another small group from Athens Academy worked to build a bond with students from Downtown Academy, spending every Wednesday morning tutoring and getting to know the children. This group of volunteers also grew to include weekly volunteering and special community service projects for Downtown Academy.
In addition to these continuing partnerships, Athens Academy is pleased to make donations to both Downtown Academy and the Boys and Girls Club of Athens in honor of the Class of 2020 and their hard work, with the hope of providing educational support and opportunities for families in our community.