About The GivingPoint Institute

The GivingPoint Institute is a 10-month entrepreneurial training program that provides a cohort of high school students with tools and resources needed to be social entrepreneurs for causes they are passionate about. Students participate in monthly workshops sponsored by corporate and community partners which include, but are not limited to: Strategic Business Planning, Budgeting, Branding, Marketing, etc. to learn how to launch community projects, awareness campaigns, and/or nonprofit organizations.


Students: CLICK HERE to learn more and apply.


Adults interested in being a mentor or volunteer for The GivingPoint Institute, CLICK HERE.



Welcome GivingPoint Institute Class of 2016 - 2017

Xavier H

The Westminster Schools, Junior

Xavier is a second-year GPI student who returned to the program to complete the mission he started last year, which is improve literacy rates among kids.

Niara B

Charles R. Drew Charter School, Sophomore

Niara's wants to help kids develop an appreciation for reading.

Learn more about Reading for a Change

Katie P

The Galloway School, Senior

Katie's project revolves around education.

Learn more about Lead to Learn

Lyric H

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Senior

Lyric will address human trafficking as part of her project.

India S

The Galloway School, Junior

India's project will reflect her passion in solving the refugee crisis.

Learn more about The SEVA Project ਸੇਵਾ

Kenyetta A

Charles R. Drew Charter School, Sophomore

Kenyetta has decided she will be focusing on the environment for her GPI project.

Learn more about Oxygen Life

Amun M

Alpharetta High School, Senior

Amun's GPI project emphasis area is foster care and orphans.

Learn more about Fosters

Rahul S

Walton Comprehensive High School, Senior

Rahul will be co-leading the Walton Working Together for Change chapter this year.

Learn more about Working Together For Change 5K

Atharva A

Alpharetta High School, Junior

Atharva is back with the GivingPoint Institute this year to continue his project on Thrombrosis awareness.

Learn more about Thrombosis Awareness

Zariah C

Maynard H. Jackson High School,

Zariah's project wants to temporarily relieve parents of being the caretaker.

Learn more about We Support You!

Naima C

Charles R. Drew Charter School, Junior

Naima will be focusing on hygiene and clean water as part of her GPI project campaign.

Learn more about Rebound: Homeless Outreach Program

Lily G

The Galloway School, Senior

Lily will use GPI to build on a project she already devotes time to, which is spending time with the elderly.

Learn more about Sing With Seniors

Sandya V

Alpharetta High School, Senior

Sandya is participating in GPI to make strides in addressing rural medicine.

Learn more about Splash of Care

Edward H

The Westminster Schools, Senior

Edward is the other half of Brothers 4 Literacy and Life.

Faiz S

Walton Comprehensive High School, Junior

Faiz hopes to alleviate homelessness as a member of the Walton High School chapter of Working Together for Change.

Learn more about Working Together For Change 5K

Student Eligibility


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In order to join the GivingPoint Institute, students must have a GivingPoint account. Furthermore, they must have at least 100 hours of community service, have an idea for a social project that they will complete as a member of the program, and have two professional references. Think you have what it takes to be in the GivingPoint Institute?