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So many great memories are made during the Celebration of Excellence event. Over 400 individuals and youth attend the event each year.

The Celebration of Excellence is held annually at the Georgia State Rialto Theater. The event begins with a red carpet entrance by foster youth and ends with a reception.

Past Memories

Celebrities: NeYo, Ludacris,  and  Dwight Howard

Special Guests: First Lady Sandra Deal

Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia

Graduates: Over 3,000 over the last 10 years

Entertainment: Still Waters Youth Sin Fo-Nia

Gifts: Gift for a Grad Celebration Bag/Gift Card

Scholarships Awarded: Over 150 over

Celebration Photo Gallery: Grad Success Stories

Steering Committee: Georgia Independent Living Program, Juvenile Law Committee, Gift for a Child, Interfaith Children’s Movement, Orange Duffel Bag Initiative,  nsoro Foundation, Fanning Institute

Youth Likes About Event

Walking the Red Carpet

Shaking Hands With NeYo and Victoria

The Gift for a Grad Bag and Gift Card

Receiving a scholarship

Meeting the Governor and Mrs. Perdue

Recognition for Their Achievements

We Showed Them That We Cared!


Young Lawyers 2010 Event Chairs Receive Award from Gift for a Child. Click on the photo to see more event images

Television Personality and Foster Alumni Victoria Rowell Joins Georgia ILP Director Ebony Harris During  Event Book Signing



Top: Alumni Hosts Mason McFalls and Adrian Hawkins

Bottom: 2010 Celebration of Excellence Scholar Recipients

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