Athletes Unlimited’s Ray Santos Supports GVP

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We’re excited to be teaming up with Ray Santos, Athletes Unlimited and Give Lively as a non-profit beneficiary partner of Athlete Causes. Athletes Unlimited has created a new model of professional sports where Athletes are the owners, individual players are the champions of team sports and fans are engaged like never before. As part of…

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Where Is She Now?

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Tirhas attended GVP from 2015 to 2017. After GVP she went to Clarkston High School and earned her high school diploma. She is currently at Georgia State University studying computer science and will soon graduate with an Associate’s Degree. She is planning to go to Georgia State or Kennesaw University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree.…

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Leveling the Playing Field

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Once a week, GVP girls walk over to the Decatur Recreational Center for physical education. PE is a required class for all students and the girls love their time outside of regular classes, off campus and with a new set of teachers. The classes are taught by staff of Soccer In the Streets, a local…

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We Are Accredited

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This month we welcomed Dr. Dwayne Lawyer of the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC) to GVP as part of our re-accreditation process which we have to do every three years. This was the culmination of a months-long effort. As part of the process, Dr. Lawyer, a veteran educator, spent time delving into the systems, processes, operations…

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GVP Parent Council Convenes


Six weeks have passed since the beginning of the new school year. Students are settled in the classrooms and used to the routine of the school. Teachers know their students and their lessons have been evolving well. Parents have been happy to see their daughters leaving home every morning to go to school and come…

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Join Us and Walk with Little Amal

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GVP is proud to partner with The Alliance Theatre to welcome Little Amal on her journey across America to raise awareness on the challenges of refugee children. Little Amal – whose name means ‘hope’ in Arabic – is a 12-foot puppet of a refugee Syrian child who has traveled to 13 countries. This fall she…

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Where Is She Now?

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Khateera “Khaty” attended GVP in 2015 after coming to the US at age 14. She’s currently a third year student at Georgia State University, getting her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She works at Friends of Refugees as a Program Assistant. The goal of the organization is to help Afghan women learn English – those who…

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New Bus, New Changes

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The arrival of a new bus at GVP, which went into operation at the start of this school year, has had an immense impact on everyone at our school. The new bus, a 44-seater vehicle, has facilitated the transportation of students between home and school. The bus program, which formerly included two 14-seater buses, only…

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Backpacks for Back to School


Staff of Insight Global, a Dunwoody-based staffing company and GVP supporter visited GVP on August 9th to deliver and distribute backpacks to GVP students. The students, who were only on their third day of school, met guests and their gifts with lots of excitement as they chose from a pile of backpacks that contained school…

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Students Attend STEAM Summer Camp 2023

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At summer camp, we are all teachers and we are all students.  This June, at Milam park in Clarkston, 20-plus students gathered under the big pavilion in the sun, rain, and heat. The theme for this year’s camp week was “Around the World.” Aided by bilingual texts, we learned about art in Arabic, sports in…

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