3 GivingPoint Institute students recognized at Georgia Youth Leadership Awards
GivingPoint is proud to announce that three of Class of 2017 GYLA recipients are GivingPoint Institute alumni. They are Xavier & Edward Holliday and Chris Weaver. The award ceremony was held on Sat., Feb. 11, at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta.
GivingPoint Director of Programs James Aucoin (middle) poses with GPI students and GYLA recipients Edward (right) and Xavier (left) Holliday.
The Holliday Brothers were recognized for founding Brothers 4 Literacy and Life, a tribute to their great-grandmother who instilled the values of literacy and service within them. Their work entails fulfilling "needs lists" for underserved schools via donations and crowd sourcing. They are also committed to improve literacy rates among Amercan immigrants and youth in foreign countries. The Westminster students are currently enrolled in this year's GivingPoint Institute as well.
Chris Weaver will be attending West Point in the Fall, but he has already made a notable contribution to the veteran workforce here in Atlanta. During his time in the GivingPoint Institute, Chris conceptualized and started American Heroes for Hire, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans find jobs with resume critiques, mock interviews, and submitting applications. He was featured on WSB's People2People for his most recent job fair.
With the nominations of these three students, a total of five students from last year's GivingPoint Institute class have won GYLAs. The other two are Max Rubenstein and Caroline Carr-Grant, who is featured in the GYLA 2017 promo video!
Chris Weaver poses with his parents, David and Connie, at the ceremony. (Credit: 21st Century Leaders)
Click here to read the award bios for the Holliday Brothers, Chris, and the rest of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Awards honorees.