7 Pillars Career Academy received a $20,000 Innovative Education Fund Grant from the Georgia Foundation for Public Education. As part of the grant, The Clayton County public charter school will partner with Hand, Heart & Soul Project (HHSP) to implement a food-and wellness-based curriculum. Ninety percent of 7 Pillars Middle School students live below the poverty line and there is limited access to healthy foods. HHSP is a grassroots nonprofit that addresses food insecurity in schools in food desert settings by teaching students about nutritious foods, incorporating a horticulture and agriculture pathway, and integrating healthy habits.
7 Pillars Career Academy is among a total of six grant recipients and four receiving an Innovating Education Prototype Grant. You can read more here.