Educational Programs
Elementary Schools
The Atlanta Hawks Healthy Game Plan
The Atlanta Hawks Healthy Game Plan program led by Harry the Hawk is a high-energy school assembly that focuses on the “game plan” you need in life to maintain a healthy body, exercise your mind and do your part to maintain our beautiful earth!

Open to elementary schools in the metro Atlanta area (within 45 miles of Atlanta), the 30-minute program features Harry the Hawk, Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders and Atlanta Hawks staff. The program is a get-on-your-feet show filled with fun examples and exciting visual aids that teach students these important concepts.

To learn more about this program and to sign up your school, please email

Fast Break for Reading presented by
In conjunction with the NBA's Read to Achieve platform, the Atlanta Hawks are excited to continue our Fast Break For Reading program. Fast Break for Reading is open to Georgia Elementary Schools and provides students Atlanta Hawks rewards for reading 1,000 minutes this school year.

Fast Break for Reading Rules and Information

FAQ's for Voucher Redemption

Download Line Up Card
(Your students will use this to track how many minutes they read)

To learn more about this program, please email

Official Hawks Elementary Schools
This program is designed to assist local schools with engaging students in the classroom. The Atlanta Hawks provide educational programs that allow teachers to reward students for their progress and that provide real life experiences to the material being learned in the classroom. In addition, the program offers avenues for the PTA to raise funds and deliver tools for principals to reward teachers and staff for their commitment to enriching the lives of the students. This program allows for mutually beneficial relationships that provides simple and effective programs for your students while introducing them and their families to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks would like to recognize the following schools:
Dunwoody Springs Elementary
Garrison Mill Elementary
Hendricks Elementary
Norton Park Elementary
Warren T. Jackson Elementary

High Schools
The Atlanta Hawks Poetry Slam Contest
In partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Atlanta Hawks are hosting its annual poetry contest for high school students.

The contest provides a platform for youth to let their voices be heard on various issues affecting them and the world. This year’s theme is Non-Discrimination, Acceptance and Respect for Others: Why It Matters to You.

Students should submit their written poems or a DVD of your performance for the chance to win an iPad, laptop computer or tablet notebook along with Hawks autographed merchandise. The contest tips off February 10, 2014 and runs through March 14, 2014.

Contest Entry Forms

Contest Submission Guidelines

Official Contest Rules

Atlanta Hawks Foundation Partners with Georgia State University on Scholarship Program
The Atlanta Hawks Foundation has awarded a five-year, $50,000 grant to Georgia State University (GSU) freshman who have demonstrated a commitment to education and community service. Reflecting the passion that the National Basketball Association and its players have for giving back to the communities that support them, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation Scholarship Program will help incoming first-year, full-time GSU students from Georgia. Online applications are accepted December 17, 2012 – March 15, 2013.

Scholarship Details and Application


All Grades
The Student Achiever Program presented by
The Atlanta Hawks and Kyle Korver are committed to education and wan to encourage students to succeed. The Atlanta Hawks Student Achiever Program presented by Philips provides an opportunity for students to be rewarded for earning a 3.0 GPA, maintaining perfect attendance, improving grades or displaying good character.

To sign up, please email or call 1-866-715-1500, Option 4.

The Atlanta Hawks "Fan" Raiser Program
The "Fan" Raiser Program is the perfect opportunity for your PTA, school, church or youth group to raise money. Your Fan Raiser card has vouchers and coupons redeemable for Atlanta Hawks tickets throughout the entire season.

For each card sold, your organization will make $20 and at only $40/card, this is our most popular fundraising option.

Visit for more information!

To sign up, please email at or call 1-866-715-1500, Option 4.

Atlanta Hawks Reading & Learning Zone Makeover
presented by
This one-of-a-kind transformation is designed to give non-profits an all-star makeover of a space where kids learn. By entering your organization each year in the Hawks online contest, one luck winner is chosen per season to receive an innovative renovation. The purpose of these transformations is to strengthen our commitment to education in communities where our fans live, work and play and to provide the opportunity for our young people to get excited about learning in a brand new, uniquely designed space.

The 2012-13 recipients were the Acworth Achievers.
Photo Galleries: Before | After


Atlanta Hawks School Community Partners
The Atlanta Hawks would like to recognize the following local school organizations:
Cobb County Schools and the Cobb County Schools Foundation
Fulton County Schools and the Fulton County Schools Foundation
Georgia Independent School Association
Gwinnett County Schools Foundation

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