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
Jim McGivern - Selection Committee
Brian Probst - Finance Committee