Handshake Atlanta

Based upon the success and growth of the Handshake Program in our first city of Columbus, Ohio, we decided to expand into Atlanta, Georgia for 2017.

 Our first meeting of six Atlanta Handshake Coaches and six Students was held on February 21, 2017. In 2018, we expanded to eight students.


The Atlanta Program

The Handshake Scholarship Program consists of eight scheduled sessions between the Students and their Handshake Coaches over the course of the calendar year.  The sessions are workshop type group discussions focusing on the Handshake 5Practices:  Perseverance, Passion, People, Positivity, and Presence.  Students learn from their Handshake Coaches, peers and special guests who provide different perspectives on what it takes to be successful.


Atlanta Leadership Team

Adam Chait - President

Corneille Burt Algarra

Bill Blythe

John Carson

Steve Flescher

Amy Hunter

Jim McGivern - Selection Committee

Donovan Potter

Brian Probst - Finance Committee