Why Give?

Atlanta Youth Academy exists to provide an excellent Christ-centered education in underserved communities. All families pay tuition, but tuition is scaled based on income. As a result of this focus, our financial model is the inverse of most independent schools.

We must raise approximately 93% of our operating budget to bridge the gap between what our tuition-paying families invest and the actual cost of educating our students. Of our operating budget of approximately $3.9M, almost 3.7M must come from philanthropic sources: Annual Fund, signature events, and scholarship funds provided through the GA Student Scholarship Organizations (GOAL and Arete). We hope that you will choose to partner with us in one or all of these areas as we transform lives…one student at a time.

Hear from current students & alumni about the impact AYA and the College & Civil Rights Tour have had on connecting their dreams with opportunities.

Opportunities to Give

Thank you for considering making an investment in the students of Atlanta Youth Academy. The faithful support of our partners fuels the fulfillment of our mission and vision. God has done extraordinary things over the years at AYA through the consistent generosity of our community. Your financial investment changes lives!

One-Time Gift

AYA Annual Fund

Give online, mail a check, or make a gift of stock to make a difference.

In remembrance

Raymond E. Baltz III
Memorial Fund

Give to allow children to be served as part of Raymond’s legacy.

Gift Tax Credit

GA Goal Program

A win-win-win for taxpayer donors, scholarship recipients, and our school community.

2023 Graduates Standing in Library
Success Stories

Our Alumni Succeed!

We are so proud of AYA graduates and the paths they’ve taken. Hear some of the many success stories our students have shared.

Watch Alumni Stories
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    Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA provides each student with life changing experiences, some of the best I know of any school. This allows students to have life-changing vision.”

    Tim Tassopoulos

    Friend of AYA | President & Chief Operating Officer at Chick-fil-A
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    Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA does an amazing job providing a new perspective not only to each student but also to the families that are participating in this journey.”

    Tree McGlown

    AYA Board of Trustees