October 23rd, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty, Students & Alumni

Spreading excellence

Smiles are contagious at Atlanta Youth Academy. And so is excellence. We had a wonderful visit this week with our longtime friends at AYA, and it was joy to meet Arete mom Amanda H. and kindergartner Morgan. Beautiful new facilities, new learning opportunities, new (and longtime) teachers, and new safety measures — but the same passionate commitment to the kids and community on the southeast side of Atlanta. This year, 25 Arete Scholars call AYA home.

October 12th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

For a brighter future

We love this shot from more normal times last year! A handful of Arete schools have walked with us from the start of our work a decade ago. Our dear friends at Bright Futures Academy have been committed to selflessly serving the children of Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood since 2002 — both in and out of the classroom. This year, more than 40 Arete Scholars are getting a first-hand glimpse at brighter futures.

September 18th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

Making huge gains

Every one of our schools, families, and students mean the world to us — they all help put a joyful face on this work of ours. Still, there are some who find their way quickly and deeply into our hearts. That’s Thrive Academy in Atlanta. New Arete scholar, Montraviois, is off to a great start in this new year of learning and is making huge gains in reading!

September 17th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty

Back to school smiles

So many great schools (more than 200!) doing great work with our Arete scholars. These four smiling faces just kicked off a new year with new opportunities to learn, grow and thrive at Heritage Academy Augusta. Have a great year Keinan, Kennedy, Carter, and Elijah!

September 15th, 2020  |  Schools & Faculty, Students & Alumni

Changing lives one at a time

Simply put, these scholarships you help us grant are changing lives. Jesus the Good Shepherd (Monroe, LA) principal, Mrs. Patrick, shares these kind and encouraging words…

“[Emory] and her three siblings enrolled at our school this year with Arete and they are all wonderful students. … They adore our school and they all tell me thank you at least once per day for allowing them the opportunity to attend our school. We are lucky to have them… You are truly making a difference one child at a time!”