Atlanta Civic and Business Leaders Bring Project for a Day to Atlanta Public Schools

Business partners visited over 90 APS schools and helped students with various academic activities, including essay writing for college applications.

Approximately 150 Atlanta business and civic leaders fanned out to public schools across the city recently to participate in our first-ever Project for a Day (formerly Principal for a Day) event.

Professionals from Coca-Cola, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Junior Achievement, Project GRAD Atlanta, Target, Tyler Perry Studios, UPS and other organizations spent the morning of October 23 participating in a hands-on, student-focused activity on nearly every APS school campus. Afterward, business professionals and community partners joined an audience of more than 600 – including principals and partnership coordinators – at the Omni Hotel for the Atlanta Partners for Education Celebratory Awards Luncheon.

Mayor Kasim Reed, Superintendent Davis and APS students recognized partners and schools for their outstanding partnership programs. WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore served as the emcee.

Please visit the media gallery on the district website to view photos from this event.

Partners from Tyler Perry Studios spent the day at Continental Colony Elementary School. The school has a robust partnership with the nearby movie studio.

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