The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) has a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation and we work closely with JLA members to inform their annual grantmaking. We collaborate to identify nonprofits that enable the JLA to have a sustained impact within three priorities: improving early childhood education, reducing generational poverty and preventing commercial sexual exploitation of women and children.
One of their 2019 grant recipients is Truancy Intervention Project (TIP). Truancy is a known link to poor student performance and crime. Early intervention has proven to reduce absentee behavior later in life, significantly decreasing high school dropout rates. Learn more at truancyproject.org.
Pictured: Students at Parklane Elementary are rewarded with lollipops for every day they attend school on time through an incentive program operated by Truancy Intervention Project.
This story was originally published in The Giving Life.