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GVP's Annual Gala: Tribute to Education

The 2019 Tribute to Education held on Sunday, April 28th at The Temple was a wonderful evening filled with friends of GVP who came together for fun and fundraising. In our 10th school year, we saw an increase in Tribute attendance with a third of guests attending the event for the first time. We raised nearly $250,000 for our school! Over 300 people enjoyed our GVP Chorus, students, alumnae, and volunteers showcase a powerful Raising Our Voices performance and a lively auction. We also honored some of our high school and college graduates. We are so proud of of our students’ accomplishments and plan to remain a part of their journey. Thanks to everyone for making this event a success including our development team, Board members, staff, interns, volunteers, GVP alumnae, GVP Chorus, donors, and our Development Manager, Erin Alred. We are grateful for the generosity of our guests, volunteers, and local businesses for making this event such a big success. Special thank you to Fidelity BankISHR GroupAccelebrate, 22Squared, Cushman & Wakefield, Eversheds Sutherland, The Temple, PwCCORE International ConsultingGeorgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA), Phamcliff Farm and Bees, The Indigo Group at Morgan Stanley, our Table Hosts, in-kind donors, and Refuge Coffee Co. Global Village Project cannot continue its work without your support.  If for any reason you weren't able to give during the event, there's still time for you to make your Tribute gift!
Join students from the Global Village Project on May 10th at 6:00pm in the DeKalb County Public Library (Decatur Branch)’s Auditorium for “GVP Performs.” Students will perform plays and poems that they have worked on throughout the year in their Playmaking For Girls theatre classes. Playmaking for Girls is a community outreach program of Synchronicity Theatre. It is dedicated to engaging young women in the creation of theatre as a tool for creative expression, community healing and personal growth. We hope that you can come celebrate the strong voices of these talented young ladies.

We are so excited for you to join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary school year with a reunion and picnic!

Global Village Project  |  205 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
11:00 am Picnic & Celebration

When: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Who: ALL GVP community members are invited! School founders and all current and past students, staff, families, volunteers, board members, donors, mentors, and partners... 
Where: Global Village Project's school at Decatur Presbyterian Church

We look forward to sharing food and fun and showcasing stories and voices from our community with singing, instrumental music, storytelling, poetry sharing, speaking, and more!

May 5
First Day of Ramadan (ends around June 4th)

May 6-10
Berry College Students visit GVP

May 6
Volunteer Training (Session 1): New Volunteer Orientation
For New Volunteers ONLY

May 10
Volunteer Training (Session 1): New Volunteer Orientation
For New Volunteers ONLY

May 10
GVP Performs Showcase at Decatur Library

May 13-23
Agnes Scott College Dinning Hall Closed
In-House Lunch at GVP 
Contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi if you or your group can sponsor lunch for 44 students


May 18
GVP Graduation at GVP (Inside Decatur Presbyterian Church)

May 23
Last Day of School 

June 8
GVP's 10th Anniversary Reunion & Picnic

June 18 & 25
Summer Book Club at DeKalb Public Library Clarkston Branch

July 1-5
GVP Office Closed

July 9, 15, 23
Summer Book Club at DeKalb Public Library Clarkston Branch

July 15-19
Decatur YMCA Summer Camp for GVP students

July 22-26
Decatur YMCA Summer Camp for GVP students


DeKalb County School District 2018-2019 schedule  
View the School Calendar here.

Spring Parent Visitation Day  - April 22nd

April 22nd was our spring semester Parent Visitation Day and Potluck. A few parents observed their daughters in class and ate lunch with us. Thanks to Denise Reidy-Puckett, and other staff for coordinating this event. Special thanks to the parents for visiting with us. 
GOTR Practice 5K - April 11th

GVP's Girls On The Run Heart & Sole team practiced running a 5K around Agnes Scott College on April 11th. The practice 5K was in preparation for the program’s main 5K run on April 27th. 
Spring Break Fun with GVP Mentor Program - April 1st-5th
How much fun did GVP girls have during Spring Break this month? GVP's current students and alumnae had loads of fun during Spring Break 2019! From hiking up Stone Mountain with the Sierra Club, to arts & crafts projects at Connie Bryans home and painting and pottery at That Pottery Place Studio, to farm living and kayaking during our annual trip to Alex Pearson’s farm, and even the overnight camping trip to Tallulah Gorge with Kathryn Hancock & Marianne Dhillon. Thanks to all the key mentors and Michelle Kuperman for coordinating yet another eventful Spring Break for GVP’s Mentor Program. Each year we aim to add more special memories for our girls during their breaks! 
Girls on the Run Finale 5K Run - April 27th
On Saturday, April 27th, GVP's Heart & Sole team completed the Girls on the Run 5K which began at Cheney Stadium in Atlanta. The girls were joined by their coaches, volunteer running buddies, and 3 GVP/GOTR Alumna. On Monday, April 29th the team reflected on the season and had a frozen yogurt party to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments. GVP is thrilled to have partnered with GOTR for another season! Thanks to our supporters that ran with our girls and came out to cheer us on last Saturday. Special thanks to this season’s coaches: Dr. Cassie Leymarie, Denise Reidy-Puckett, Kate Mull, Jennifer Houpt, and Julia Reidy-Puckett. 
               Overnight Trip to Jekyll Island 4-H Center - April 24th-26th

This month 37 GVP students and eight adults had a wonderful learning experience on Jekyll Island at the camp’s 4-H Center. We studied the ecology of the area and specific habitats such as the maritime forest, the beach and dunes, and the marsh. Students found crabs, fish, squid and other organisms while seining on the beach and walking through the marsh. They also learned about sea turtles, snakes, alligators, and sharks. Of course, the favorite thing about the trip for all the girls was getting into the ocean and running all over the beach, especially for the students who have not previously seen an ocean. Our annual overnight trip is always a great bonding experience. We went off the grid and took-in the great outdoors! We will remember our time at Jekyll Island 4-H Center fondly! Thanks to the staff at the 4-H Center for interesting classes and to our GVP chaperones for making this a successful trip! Special thanks to our Science Teacher, Marjorie Cooper, for coordinating the trip. 
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