As the capital of Georgia and one of the largest cities in the United States, Atlanta is home to beautiful gardens, historical museums and several professional sports teams. Alongside the history, beauty and culture of the city , Atlanta also deals with food insecurity, poverty and homelessness. Although local non-profits, churches and social programs are working to alleviate these issues, the needs remain significant.
Serving in Atlanta
- Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
- During the week, students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, or elderly care.
- The Monday service day will end a little early, allowing students to participate in “Hunger 101,” a simulation hosted by local partners to show students what it’s like to spend a week in hunger.
Atlanta offers your group a great urban experience where they will be able to serve youth, the elderly and children in the community. Many of the organizations your students will work with have an emphasis on food security, including soup kitchens, food banks, urban farms and the local Meals on Wheels program. Additionally, we serve alongside local elderly community centers as well as the Boys & Girls Club. Your teenagers will also visit Centennial Park (established after the 1996 Olympics), the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site and a worship service at Destiny Metropolitan Church.
YouthWorks has been in Atlanta since 2005, partnering with many churches and service organizations to support the year-round service they do in their community.