DBHDD’s 2022 Teen Summit: Hope Changes Everything – Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the 2022 Teen Summit: Hope Changes Everything!

Join us in Atlanta on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, from 1:00 – 6:00PM for the 2022 Teen Summit: Hope Changes Everything for Suicide Prevention Month, held at the Coca-Cola Roxy! This is a FREE event for teens ages 12 to 17. We have a great line up of speakers and entertainment for our teens, including:

·      Marvel Stuntwoman Shauna Galligan

·      Magician David Jowers

·      Taylor Peyton

·      Vera Jo Bustos

·      And LIVE musical performances by Jax and Benson Boone!

Register Now!

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State of Georgia Post-Secondary Tuition Waiver for Adoptive and Foster Youth

State of Georgia Post-Secondary Tuition Waiver

For Adopted and Foster Youth


The State of Georgia Post-Secondary Tuition Waiver exempts or waives payment of tuition and fees (and where applicable, on-campus housing) for students attending a technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Eligible students must be a youth or young adult under the age of 28 who is currently in foster care, has experienced foster care, or who was placed for adoption by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.


In order to qualify for the Tuition and Fee Waiver, an applicant must:

·         Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements.

·         Be under the age of 28. 

·         Be foster care or adoption eligible.

·         Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PRIOR to completing the State of Georgia Post-Secondary Education Tuition Waiver application.

·         Be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a public postsecondary educational institution, OR be accepted for admission to a public postsecondary educational institution within 3 years of receiving a high school or GED diploma.

·         Remain in good standing and meet the standard for satisfactory academic progress as defined by the public postsecondary educational institution (a grade point average (GPA) that satisfies the college/university’s policy regarding eligibility for financial aid).


For more information about the tuition waiver program and to apply click the link below.




Education Advocacy In-Person Training- Oct. 15, 2022

Want to be a more effective advocate for your child with a disability attending public school in Georgia? Join featured speakers, attorney Torin Togut and psychologist Brandi Tanner, to learn all about the 504 and special education eligibility process, Section 504 and IDEA laws, Georgia’s special education rules, and your child’s procedural safeguards under Section 504 and the IDEA, with an emphasis on prior written notice, independent education evaluations, and manifest determination. Use promo code ERLYBD (all caps) to save $10 off registration through September 30.


This will be an in-person training event. 

Date: Saturday October 15, 2022 

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Neighborhood Church Atlanta

                1561 McLendon Ave NE

                Atlanta, GA 30307

Project 10Million Direct to Parent/Guardian Eligibility

T-Mobile is providing free hotspots with 100GCs of mobile data each year for 5 years and access to at-cost laptops and tablets for eligible k-12 students. Enrollment ends August 30, 2024. Please see link below:


With Project 10Million, we’re offering help to 10 million eligible households over the next 5 years. With Project 10Million, we’re offering free hotspots with 100GBs of mobile data each year for five years, plus access to at-cost laptops and tablets, to 10 million eligible k-12 students. Enrollment is open through August 30, 2024.

Please note: Since so many people have signed up for Project 10Million, those approved for the program may experience shipping delays of approximately 45-60 days.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for Project 10Million Direct to Parent/Guardian, you’ll need to provide:

  • Proof of enrollment in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or verify your participation in an eligible assistance program, including:
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT or P-EBT)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
    • Medicaid
    • Head Start, along with foster youth, migrant, homeless, or runaway youth
  • Your student’s school, district, and student ID number.
  • Basic contact information (name, email, address, etc.).

Program benefits

.Project 10Million’s Direct to Parent/Guardian program provides internet access to eligible families that have a student enrolled in the National School Lunch program. Approved families receive 100GB of mobile data per year for 5 years and a FREE mobile hotspot, plus the opportunity to purchase additional Wi-Fi devices at a low cost.

  • New and existing T-Mobile (including Metro by T-Mobile and Assurance and Sprint) as well as Non-T-Mobile customers are eligible to apply.
  • Available to residents of the United States and Puerto Rico. Not currently available in the US Virgin Islands.
  • One free T-Mobile hotspot device and 100GB/year data line per household, max one per student.
  • Data service ends when allotment is reached until the yearly renewal date (additional data passes are available for purchase).
  • May purchase up to five select, at-cost Wi-Fi-only tablets and laptops for use with the hotspot device.

Are you a school administrator? Find out how Project 10Million for Schools can help your school district.

Proof of eligibility

To qualify apply for Project 10Million Direct to Parent/Guardian, you’ll need to provideupload: proof of participation in the National School Lunch Program or another eligible assistance program (See Am I eligible? above). You will also be asked to provide the following:

  • Your full name, email, and shipping address (sorry, no PO boxes or military addresses)
  • Your student’s ID, school name, and district name
  • A PIN number and language preference for your account (English or Spanish)

Clear photos or digital copies of documents, cards, and letters are accepted as proof of program participation. Student ID cards and blurry or low-quality images are not acceptable. Need help with your application? Get assistance by visiting your local T-Mobile store.

Puerto Rico only: Students of all families living in Puerto Rico are automatically enrolled in the NSLP and do not receive a Notification or Direct Certification letter they can submit. Instead, Parents/Guardians may upload a digital copy or photo of their student’s most recent report card or kindergarten enrollment certification letter.

Apple users: To take a photo of your document to upload, you must change your camera settings. In the Settings app, select Camera. Select Format, then choose Most Compatible.

State allocation

Be aware that Project 10Million hotspots and internet access are allocated across the United States and Puerto Rico based on population each year over the next five school years. If your state has already met the allocation for it the current program year, new activations are paused and will re-open on the next July 1st.

If your state has reached its allocation for the year, it’s possible that your school is already working to get you connected through Project 10Million for Schools, so please check with your school’s principal or counselor.