Our youth is our future and they need love, encouragement, and a strong community to back them in their journey. I was honored to attend the Fly Philanthropy event on Friday at the Georgia World Congress Center honoring graduating students from local high schools who pushed through adversity with scholarships.
Fly Philanthropy is an organization dedicated to revitalizing the community through community activities
and scholarships. Although it drives many community projects such as Back to School with Tools, Healthy
Smiles, and Knowledge Over Emotions: Bigger Than AIDS Charity Fundraiser, it is best known for its
Reaching for the Stars Annual Scholarship Project.
Because studies show that the retention rate is much
higher amongst African American students if they stay on campus their first 2 years, since 2007 the
purpose of this program has been to give back to the community by awarding scholarships to ten public
school seniors who are transitioning from home to the college campus.
There is no GPA requirement. All
Fly Philanthropy requires is that each student is enrolled at a college or university and will be staying on
campus. The students each receive a refrigerator, microwave, dorm accessories (bedding, lamp, mirror
and towel set), care basket and school supplies. The Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony marks the end
of Fly Philanthropy’s scholarship drive and is when each student will receive their gifts.
Congratulations to the honorees of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Therrell High School, Hillgrove High School.
To learn more about Fly Philanthropy or to make a donation please visit the website http://flyphilanthropy.com/.
Congratulations to the founder Della Williams for creating her vision and inspiring young people to stay positive and focused!