❖ We develop civically engaged, design-minded
leaders focused on building a vibrant and
sustainable future for themselves and the city of
A Few of Our Community
❖ Leadership Atlanta
❖ High Museum
❖ National Archives, Atlanta History Center, other research libraries
❖ IKEA and SCAD
❖ Atlanta Symposium / Atlanta Studies @Emory
❖ Georgia Tech
❖ Office of Multicultural Affairs/Welcoming Atlanta
❖ Atlanta Public Schools
“How Might We?”
❖ Dani- HMW support working students in Vine City?
❖ Hunter- HMW provide affordable housing to middle-income and low-income
❖ Payton- HMW create hip-hop music that brings people together?
❖ Sarah- HMW raise awareness about food programs for students during the summer?
❖ Hollis- HMW increase awareness of homeless youth with mental disease?
❖ Haleigh- HMW increase diversity in the dance field?
❖ A'lyah- HMW build nutrition literacy?
❖ Avery - HMW make art more accessible to people in the city?
❖ Brianna - HMW increase teacher's involvement in the development of standards?
I have fallen in love with Atlanta, and I want to stay involved with LAB
because I think it has such an important mission…
I have grown as a person because of this, I have learned so much about the
city…You have done an amazing job of making the students feel at home and
helping us grow.
Wow! This has been quite a
semester. It has been truly
invaluable. I have loved the
constant desire to be better
and do good in our
I cannot wait to see the
future students and help
I think this program will
continue to foster creativity,
I want to thank you for allowing me to
be among the first pioneers of Lab
Atlanta. I absolutely loved spending time
with you, the faculty, and yes the
I hope that Lab will continue on because
I think that students throughout Metro
Atlanta should have the opportunity to
spend a semester here…coming to LAB
was a great decision and I would do it
Being at Lab has really changed the way I
Thank you for taking personal interest in all
of the students’ lives.
Before Lab, I wasn’t happy with my
school. I wasn’t happy with myself. I
didn’t know that “one thing” I could do
for the rest of my life, and it was hard to
find that. Now, I believe I know. Life has
meaning again. I actually want to do
school work. Meeting new people,
interfacing with kids from other schools,
and just looking around has opened up
my eyes to the opportunities around me.
And, I thank you for that.
Thank you so much for being there
when I needed you. LAB ATL is going to
What We’re Working On
❖ Academic calibration
❖ Social integration
❖ Recruitment strategy
❖ Drew Charter
❖ Grady High School
❖ North Atlanta High School