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  • 06.10.14 Partners

    Arete Scholars partners with Junior Achievement

    Arete Scholars is pleased to announce a new partnership with Junior Achievement, one of the nation’s largest and most successful career readiness programs for K-12 students. Last year alone, Junior Achievement (JA) touched the lives of more than 4.4 million students in over 190,000 classrooms.

    “We are thrilled about this partnership with Arete Scholars,” said Kimberly Baker, Director of Programs for Junior Achievement Georgia.

    Under the agreement, volunteers with Arete and JA will deliver kindergarten-12th grade programs that foster work-readiness,…

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  • 04.15.14 Foundations

    Character development program launches

    Many people are surprised to learn that the best predictors of a student’s academic performance in college are not high school GPA or SAT scores. Rather, studies from the University of Pennsylvania show that character strengths, like persistence, self-control, and self-confidence, are more accurate at predicting success.

    Happily, such traits are not simply innate—they can be learned through intentional teaching. For some at-risk children, the coaching they receive in these areas is as critical as classroom instruction in reading, math, and science.

    In January,…

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  • 03.11.14 Parental Choice

    Opening Opportunities For the Oppressed

    This year, 15 Burmese refugees and current Clarkston residents are receiving an excellent education using Georgia Tax Credit Scholarships from Arete Scholars Fund. The scholarships are delivering hope and opportunity to children who have suffered unthinkable atrocities.

    The stories are almost unimaginable   ̶ intense government persecution, hunger, disease, separation from family, and secret escapes through jungles. The 15 Burmese refugee students each have uniquely compelling stories of flight and rescue, but all share a…

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