Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams!) continues to provide opportunities for enrichment for students from Austin East and Fulton High Schools after thirteen years. Students have been in attendance over the last two weeks at the 2016 Summer Institute. The institute, designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to participate and gain experience in an academic setting, also includes an element of learning to give back to the community.
Students from the first week of the 2016 institute spent time at the Odd Fellows Cemetery where they cleaned headstones of Civil War veterans and assisted with commemoration. Students in attendance during the second week worked as volunteers at the Wesley House Community Center where they assisted with science experiments and keyboarding skills.