Greater Atlanta McDonald’s is awarding $40,000 in grants to benefit local K-12 students through its annual “Golden Grants” program. CONTRIBUTED

Metro Atlanta McDonald’s group to award education grants

Educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel the imagination, education and growth of students can apply for a Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Golden Grant. This Atlanta-exclusive grant program is funded by local McDonald’s owner/operators to help K-12 students reach their full potential, according to a press release.

Twelve Golden Grants will be awarded based on creativity, innovation, need and hands-on application of projects:

one for $20,000, one for $10,000 and 10 each for $1,000.

Activities that qualify for a Golden Grant include arts and crafts programs, education initiatives, mentorship and empowerment programs, after-school programs, community service outreach, sporting programs and activities, and more.

“Golden Grants was created to be a resource for teachers and other individuals who are working hard to positively impact the lives and minds of our students,” said Dave Hamilton, a local McDonald’s owner/operator.

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association includes more than 50 owner/operators and operations managers, representing 271 restaurants in the 45 county Greater Atlanta area.

Information: GoldenGrantsATL.com.

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