It Takes A Village: The 2013 High School Pipeline Program
Marian Cover Dockery
Originally published in the August 2013 edition of the Georgia Bar Journal
It takes a village to raise a child. Close to 100 volunteers gave their time, talents and resources to make the sixth annual Pipeline Program a success.
From May 28–June 7, 16 high school students from the metro-Atlanta area met at Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law to study grammar, writing and speech. Pierce Hand of the Teach for America Corps taught grammar and writing. Attorneys taught the speech classes and volunteered 90 minutes or more to evaluate students and help them improve their presentation skills. Georgia Diversity Program law firms and corporate law offices hosted students for lunch and mentoring on various topics including study skills, maintaining good credit, social media etiquette and dining room etiquette. The CEO of the Atlanta History Museum, Sheffield Hale, also led students on a tour of the Atlanta History Museum’s exhibit on slavery.
The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program, Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law and The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc., formed a partnership to fund the annual program. Read more