We feel that giving back is important, and we are proud to work with exceptional programs around the country. Read below for more information, and contact us if you are interested in becoming a partner program.
The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education
The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders each year and has expanded its reach for the 2015-2016 school year to include the following five Metro Atlanta school districts: Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools.
Direct Hits has been an active supporter of AFAEE over the last four years with both financial and in-kind support. In addition, Ted Griffith serves on the AFAEE Board as Treasurer and Chair of the Legal and Finance Committee.
Project ENGAGES (Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science) is a high school science education program developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, B.E.S.T Academy, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and Benjamin E. Mays High School, four minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. The program raises the awareness of students to the world of engineering, science and technology through real world, hands-on research projects led by top notch Georgia Tech scientists and to the career path possibilities in engineering and the sciences. The program also functions to improve the partner schools’ current science education program through direct interaction with the science classes at the two high schools and through a teacher training initiative that immerses teachers in ongoing research within Georgia Tech’s laboratories.
Direct Hits has been working with Project ENGAGES since 2014. Our main goals are to improve students' performance on requisite standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT, and work with students to improve college readiness on the academic front.