Congratulations to our 2022 Agape Teen Leaders cohort!

Agape Teen Leaders is a semester-long fundraising program that spreads awareness of Agape’s mission and teaches future community leaders about philanthropy and community service. Participants will also develop marketable skills from experts in the non-profit sector. This cohort of highly-driven high school students will engage with the Agape community through a series of monthly service-learning seminars and will commit to raising funds throughout the fall semester to benefit Agape’s after-school programming and expansion efforts.

Adrienne DurrCarolyn RendleGrayson ThorneLucy DavidRumana Shash
Alex LalliCarter McMillenHannah MuchLuke PuricelliSabrina Farley-Allen
Anna MossCeci MotleyJD MaskeMac BarnetteSelena Patel
Anne Davis EvansCharlotte BlankenveclerJosephine ConleyMaddie BoatrightShane Donnelly
Anne WeissClaire KalkaJulia DierdorffMadison TownsendSophia Batchelor
Arjun NaiduDorsey FarrKate BarnetteMary Amelia WeissSophia King
Ashlee FreemanDuncan O’NeillKatherine MolnerNidhi PandyaTenzin Patel
Avalana BrockEliza AmblerKensi NicholsRen JacksonThomas Barnette
Carmela AbegazEthan KittredgeLayla Ali KhanReyha ParshVee Fisher
Caroline WilliamsEva RoulandLily HernandezRowyn HenryVirginia Hernandez


  • March 7, 2022
    • Applications for ATL open to all 9th-12th grade students (2022-2023) academic year)
  • May 31, 2022
    • Applications for ATL are due
  • June 30, 2022
    • ATL participants are announced
  • September 21, 2022
    • Workshop 1
  • October 18, 2022
    • Workshop 2
  • November 16, 2022
    • Workshop 3
  • December 6, 2022
    • Workshop 4
  • December 15, 2022
    • Funds due
  • January 2023, exact date TBD
    • End of Cohort Celebration

Summer Internship

Agape is pleased to announce three new interns, who will join us in July to support Agape’s annual Great Backpack Giveaway. The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and train volunteers for the event. The Events Coordinator Interns will work with Special Events Coordinator, Nichole Alexander-Thornhill, to organize and coordinate the event.

Jada Bettis, Rising Senior

I enjoy working with Agape because it provides me with hands-on engagement through mentorship and volunteering. I believe in its mission to provide a unique and safe space for underserved young people within the city of Atlanta. I am excited to work with them over the summer and make a difference in the lives of young people.

Hannah Much, Rising Junior

I have been volunteering at Agape since the 6th grade, for five years! I have enjoyed every minute of it. I love working with the students and helping them achieve their goals. I can’t wait to help plan the Great Backpack Giveaway!

Mary Amelia Weiss, Rising Senior

I enjoy working with Agape because I love working with the children and watching them grow and achieve their goals. Also, the Agape community is so warm and welcoming and it makes me so proud to see the impact that it has on the kids and on Atlanta. I am so excited to take on this role and work closer with this wonderful place!

ATL Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does this program take place?
    • The program will run from September 21, 2022 to January 30, 2023.
  • When does the fundraising aspect of the program take place?
    • Fundraising will open on September 21, 2022, and close on December 15, 2022.
  • What are the fundraising requirements/expectations?
    • Each participant will be expected to raise at least $1,500 during the fundraising period.
  • How many students will participate in the ATL program this year?
    • There will be approximately 30 members in our ATL cohort.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • Any students who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2022-2023 academic year are eligible to apply.
  • Can you participate in the program multiple years?
    • Students are eligible to apply to (and if accepted, participate in) the program each year of high school.
  • Are there any awards given to members of this program?
    • Yes! There will be four awards given out this year:
      • Trailblazer Award: Given to the first student to raise $1,500.
      • Most Valuable Philanthropist (MVP) Award: Given to the student who raises the most money during the fundraising period.
      • People’s Choice Award: Given to the student who raises money from the largest number of donors.
      • Heart of Agape Award: Given to the student who has strong participation, acts as a leader in meetings, contributes for the good of the group, and is a team player who collaborates well with peers.
    • If you receive one of these awards, you will receive a letter of recommendation from Agape and will automatically be accepted into the program for the following year.
  • When are meetings?
    • Meetings will take place at the Agape facility on September 21st, October 18th, November 16th, December 6th (alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at 6 pm. The date and time for the ATL Awards Ceremony are TBD. Please go ahead and mark these dates and times out on your calendar.
  • Am I required to go to each of the meetings?
    • Yes, participants should plan on attending each of the meetings. However, we will work with you in the case of an emergency or an unforeseen, unavoidable conflict.
  • Is there a service component?
    • Yes. Participants will be responsible for volunteering at Agape on their own schedule, one hour per month of the program.
  • What will participants gain from this program?
    • Participants will gain an understanding of the importance and impact that philanthropy and community service have on their community. By participating in monthly seminars, students will also learn about Agape’s mission and programming and will engage with leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • How many students will participate in the ATL program this year? 
    • There will be approximately 30 members in our ATL cohort.
  • What will the funds raised go towards?
    • The funds raised by ATL will go towards funding our after-school programming, specifically to provide tutoring, enrichment activities, and dinner services to students in grades k-12.
  • Will I get service hours from the ATL program?
    • Yes, each participant will receive a total of 10 service hours if they attend each of the four workshops. As an added bonus, additional service hours will be given to any participant who raises the minimum goal of $1,500.
  • Do I need a teacher/coach/manager/mentor recommendation in order to apply to the program? 
    • Yes, please ask teachers, coaches, managers, or mentors to fill out the ATL recommendation form by May 2nd. Each applicant must have two recommendations. This is in addition to the application form that all prospective participants must fill out.
  • I participated in the ATL program before. Do I still need to apply?
    • Yes, you will still apply through the above link. Returning members will have a shortened application to fill out and are not required to provide recommendations.
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